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Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
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Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
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State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
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A Pharmacist’s Role: Avoiding Texas Pharmacy Mistakes

David W. Hodges
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Many people don’t think much about the role of a pharmacist.  While they are responsible for filling drug orders, asking if you have questions, and handing you your medication, a pharmacist’s duties extend much further behind the scenes. 

According to the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, pharmacists must conform to the same role as a physician, seeking to improve the quality of service and reduce errors rather than just performing daily work tasks.  

The ASHP suggests that pharmacists:

  • Keep records. Pharmacists should keep updated medication records for all customers. These should include identification information, a complete medication history, diagnoses of past conditions, and notes on allergies, medical alerts and potential drug interactions.
  • Stay up-to-date.  In addition to keeping medical records on file, pharmacists should be aware of a patient’s current status and any changing conditions, such as pregnancy status, allergies, health fluctuations, recent blood results or medication changes.
  • Keep patients informed. Although patients may notice medication flyers at the pharmacy, they rarely pick them up and read them.  A pharmacist should not only provide adequate drug information resources, he should read and explain them, especially if there are potential health risks.

To get more information on Houston pharmacist malpractice cases, order our FREE report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

If someone you love has suffered as a pharmacy error, contact the board-certified Texas pharmacy error lawyers at Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616.

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