A prescription error is any error that occurs during the prescribing process of any medication from the time it is ordered until it reaches the patient. For example, if a doctor prescribes 10 mgs. of Brintellix, but the pharmacist fills the bottle with 10 mgs. of Brilinta, that is a prescription error.
A settlement has been reached between the family of Loretta Macpherson, 65, and St. Charles in Bend after a medication error at the hospital led to the death of the Sisters resident in late 2014, an attorney and hospital officials confirmed Tuesday. The family’s attorney, Jennifer Coughlin said Tuesday she cannot disclose the amount ofRead More
Hospitals have switched from handwritten prescriptions and pills in Dixie cups to computerized order entry and robotic drug dispensing, but one thing hasn’t changed over the past two decades: the small but severe risk of injuries and deaths from medication errors. In a new report, Minnesota hospitals disclosed four deaths and 10 serious injuries relatedRead More
By, Jill Konopka If you fill prescriptions at your local pharmacy, listen up. The NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters are looking into prescription- and pharmacy-related medical mistakes investigated by the state. Hundreds of thousands of prescription medications are filled at pharmacies all across Connecticut every week, but what happens when there is something wrong with the pills prescribed toRead More