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The number of serious medication mistakes made at home doubled between 2000 and 2012, The Washington Post reports.

From 2000 to 2012, researchers documented calls made to poison control centers throughout the U.S.. They looked specifically at cases reported as medication errors that occurred outside of health-care facilities, and led to serious medical outcomes. During the time of the study, researchers concluded there were more than 67,000 calls. The number of cases yearly doubled from 3,065 in 2000 to 6,855 in 2012.

17% of the patients were admitted to a care unit, and about one-third were treated and immediately released. However, 414 people died over the course of the study from a medication error, according to NPR. Taking the wrong medicine, the wrong dosage, or taking the medication more than once a day were the most common medical mistakes reported.

The most common medications: Cardiovascular drugs, painkillers, and hormonal drugs topped the list associated with medical errors.

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The state of play: Trump returned to the podium approximately ten minutes later and informed reporters of the news. He said the suspect has been taken to the hospital, but was unable to provide more details and said Secret Service may give a briefing later. The president praised the Secret Services agents, saying they do a "fantastic job" and he feels "very safe" with their protection.

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