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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.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
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.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
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.

How Do Pharmacy Technicians Contribute to Pharmacy Malpractice?

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Pharmacy technicians can accept prescriptions from patients, locate the medication in the pharmacy, count the pills, dose it, and affix the label to the bottle. The only thing they aren’t supposed to do is answer questions about medication or make any recommendations to patients. This is when they turn to a pharmacist.

While technicians can fill prescriptions, pharmacists are supposed to check the prescriptions for accuracy. The difference between a pharmacist and technician is education. Pharmacists need about six years to acquire the appropriate education. The courses include learning about pharmaceuticals, their side effects, and how they interact with one another. Pharmacy technicians can have a career after as little as two semesters. The difference in education ultimately makes pharmacists liable for any errors or negligence that occurs.

Although there is a notable difference in education, pharmacy technicians have increasingly more responsibility, especially at retail chain pharmacies. Likewise, they are contributing to more occurrences of pharmacy malpractice.

What constitutes pharmacy malpractice?

Whether the pharmacy error occurs at the hands of a technician or pharmacist, it usually involves the incorrect drug being given to the wrong patient or an incorrect dose being given to the right patient. When pharmacy malpractice occurs, a patient can suffer adverse reactions, become ill, or even die as a result.

Pharmacy technicians are increasingly making errors by filling the wrong drug or the wrong dose, while pharmacists are failing to detect inappropriate doses, wrong directions, or wrong medication.

If you have been a victim of pharmacy malpractice, our pharmacy malpractice lawyers are committed to helping you receive financial compensation for the wrongs you suffered. To find out about your rights, call 888-526-7616 for a free consultation today and a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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