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New Study Shows Medication Errors Common in Pharmacy Drive-Up Windows

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Odds are you've probably pulled away from a drive-thru window without ever once making eye contact with the person who served you.
But if you are the victim of a prescription error, that person may have been your pharmacist.

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In a recent study, Ohio State researchers found that pharmacists are more likely to experience dispensing errors at drive-through locations.
Pharmacists were asked to rate potential dangers to their patients on a scale of 1 to 5. According to the survey, the following drive-thru details averaged a 3.7 score:
  • is the biggest cause for pharmacy staff to take extra steps
  • reduces overall efficiency
  • causes delays in medication processing
The drive-thru also affected dispensing errors and communication problems with an average 3.3 score.
The study reveals that pharmacists themselves believe that drive-thru service causes unnecessary distractions, since the drive-thru window is often located in an area convenient for cars, and not necessarily convenient for pharmacy staff. This added need for multi-tasking often leads to cognitive errors, such as miscounted pills and switched prescriptions.
Patients should always check their prescription medications at the pharmacy-especially if they were picked up from the drive-thru window.
For more advice from a Texas pharmacy error lawyer, call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 today for a free consultation.
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