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How Can Parents Help Kids Prevent Medication Errors This April?

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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During the month of April, there are several things taking place that can help prevent medication errors from occurring and keep kids safe. National Medication Safety Week takes place the week of April 1 to April 7, 2013, and the DEA National Drug Take-Back Day is on April 27, 2013.

Although many medication errors occur due to negligence and pharmacy error and harm a child’s health, other prescription harm is a result of drug abuse, unorganized medicine cabinets, or various other causes. For this reason, there are several things parents can do to help their children stay safe and prevent a medication mistake from occurring, including:

  • Talk to your child’s doctor to make sure you understand what medication your child needs and be sure to get the brand and generic names.
  • Talk to the pharmacist when picking up medication to ensure the drug’s name is the same that the doctor prescribed, that the drug is intended for a child, and that your child’s information is correct on the label. Also, find out the possible side effects of the drug, and don’t be afraid to ask other questions.
  • Be organized at home so that the medication stays in its original container and a schedule tracks when your child received his or her last dose. This way a child shouldn’t overdose or miss a dose.
  • Clean out your medicine cabinet so that old medicine isn’t taken by mistake. Also, by participating in the DEA National Drug Take-Back Day, you will keep unused or expired medications out of the hands of children and teens looking to abuse drugs.

If your child was a victim of a medication error, please call a pharmacy error lawyer at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 for a free case consultation in order to find out your rights.

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