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Even Pharmacists Complain to Their State Boards of Pharmacy

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Consumers have complained to their state boards of pharmacy over the years about receiving wrong medications or the wrong dosage of medications from specific pharmacies; however, patients aren’t the only ones who have complained about pharmacies to their state boards. In fact, over the past several years, pharmacists have increased their complaints with legislatures and state boards of pharmacy over a multitude of concerns that can, and have, affected patient safety.

Some of these complaints by pharmacists include:

  • Lengthy daily shifts
  • Lack of work breaks
  • Staff cutbacks combined with added pressure to rapidly fill prescriptions
  • Unsafe working conditions

According to a 2011 survey by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, about 75 percent of chain pharmacists in the state didn’t feel like their work environments supported patient safety. Now, things could be getting worse nationwide. According to a May, 2013, report from IMS Health Inc., U.S. spending on prescription medications fell in 2012 for the first time in about 60 years. The cause of pharmacies brining in less revenue is due to the increase in generic drugs. What this means is that as pharmacies are still filling billions of prescriptions and making less money, they will most likely be cutting back staff or pushing their staff to rapidly fill more prescriptions—ultimately leading to patient harm.

As state boards are supposed to inspect pharmacies and ensure their working environments are safe and support patient safety, many state boards of pharmacy do not have the proper funding or staff to conduct the inspections they need to do.

For this reason, it is critical that patients who have been harmed due to medication mistakes contact a pharmacy error attorney at Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation today.

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