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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.

Preventing Pharmacy Errors: Know Your Pharmacist, Know Your Medicine

David W. Hodges
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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The theme of American Pharmacy Month in October was “Know Your Pharmacist, Know Your Medicine”.  By going to the same pharmacy for all your prescriptions and making sure you receive your consultation each time you pick up medicine, you can lower your risk of suffering a pharmacy error.

Even if you see several different doctors, it is critical to use the same pharmacy for all of your prescriptions. This way your pharmacist should have a full medication history on you when looking for possible interactions or problems.

According to the American Pharmacists Association, a person has a lower risk of taking medications incorrectly if he gets to know his pharmacist. This doesn’t mean just getting to know your pharmacist’s name or how his day is going. Have your pharmacist get to know you too.  By asking your pharmacist questions about your prescriptions, vitamins, minerals and even over-the-counter medications, you may be able to avoid a harmful drug interaction.

So, the next time you are at your local Walgreens pharmacy, make sure you spend some time talking with your pharmacist by asking for a pharmacist consultation when you pick up your prescription. This will help catch visible pharmacy mistakes and put you on a path for reduced injuries related to prescription errors.

Since pharmacists are medication experts and trained to identify and manage thousands of drugs and their effects, you could have a better health outcome and less chance of suffering a drug error when you consult the pharmacist.

Even if you had your consultation session and you still suffered a medication error due to a negligent pharmacist, you may have a Walgreens pharmacy error claim. Call Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation with a skilled drug error lawyer today.

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