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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.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
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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.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

Drug Labeling a Major Contributor to Serious Medication Errors, FDA Says

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New protocol from the Food and Drug Administration could reduce the number of medication injuries and prescription drug error lawsuitsdue to drug name confusion.

In 2006, a study called Preventing Medication Errors was released by the Institute of Medicine. The report found that drug naming, labeling, and packaging accounted for 33% of all known medication errors, including 30% of drug error fatalities. In response, the FDA rolled out several programs to cut back the potential for drug name errors prior to approval of the medication.

In order to assess how likely a medication name error would be in a real-life situation, the FDA asks hundreds of medical professionals to act as volunteers in medication role-playing scenarios. In these simulations, doctors and nurses treat potential new medications and dosages as they would in the course of their jobs. Then FDA researchers track errors. These scenarios alone have resulted in the rejection of one-third of proposed drug names because they look or sound too similar to a medication that is already on the market. 

After a medication has been approved, the FDA continues to track errors associated with name confusion. When a report is issued to the FDA citing a drug name problem, the FDA releases information to health professionals, pharmacists and the public to educate them about the potential error. 

As a last resort, the FDA also can recommend to a pharmaceutical company that the name of its medication be changed to avoid potential prescription drug injury.

If you have questions about your medication injury, the attorneys at Kennedy Hodges can help. Call today at 888-526-7616 for a free case consultation. 
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