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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.

Are Pharmacy Mistakes in Texas Going Unreported?

Galvin B. Kennedy
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing personal injury, pharmacy error, and overtime law
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Do you take a prescription medication? Popping a pill to treat a health condition may be part of your daily routine; however, double-checking the medicine you received at the pharmacy isn’t always part of that routine. Unfortunately, pharmacists at CVS pharmacies and other pharmacies across Texas make medication mistakes.

Pharmacy Error Prevalence

According to a recent Local 2 Investigates report, pharmacy errors are occurring throughout the state, including these examples:

  • A pharmacist gave a Texas man a sleeping medication instead of his blood pressure pills. As a result, he blacked out and crashed his car—which killed his wife.
  • A pharmacist gave a woman the wrong medication—meds to treat type 2 diabetes instead of an antibiotic she was supposed to be sent home with. As a result, her blood sugar levels dropped and she became nauseous. Her doctor said she could have gone into a diabetic coma.
  • A pharmacist in Plano gave 50 mg of a medication to a customer instead of 5 mg of medication, which resulted in tremors, anxiety, and nausea for the patient.
  • A pharmacist in Spring advised a mother to give her baby double the maximum dose of acid reflux meds.

There are many more pharmacy mistakes happening across Texas, but many pharmacy errors go unreported. For example, if a patient didn’t report a CVS pharmacy mistake to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, the board wouldn’t know about it…and neither would the public.

Avoiding Effects of Pharmacist Errors by Checking Your Prescriptions

Because pharmacy errors occur far too frequently, it is a good idea to double-check your prescription before you leave the pharmacy. If you are a victim of a CVS pharmacy error, you should report the incident to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. To learn more about reporting a pharmacy mistake, read our article “Making a Pharmacy Complaint Against a CVS Pharmacist.”

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