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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.

Who Filled Your Prescription at Your Local CVS Pharmacy?

Galvin B. Kennedy
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing personal injury, pharmacy error, and overtime law
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When your doctor prescribes a certain medication, you might be concerned with the side effects of the drug, or you may just be concerned with getting to the pharmacy and picking up your prescription as quickly as possible in order to get back to work or back home. In fact, you may have so many other things on your mind that you might not be wondering who will have a hand in filling your prescription at the pharmacy…but you should.

Pharmacy Technicians and How They Affect Your Prescription

It may come as a shock to you, but pharmacists at Texas CVS pharmacies and other retail pharmacy stores aren’t the only ones dispensing prescriptions. In fact, a pharmacy technician probably filled your prescription. The reason? Pharmacies like CVS employ more technicians than pharmacists in order to control costs and save money. They know that technicians can fill prescriptions and have pharmacists check each prescription for error.

Some pharmacies fill hundreds of prescriptions a day, keeping pharmacy techs and pharmacists very busy. Unfortunately, pharmacists have to review many prescriptions every single hour, which means they might not be giving each prescription the necessary time to review in order to catch an error that a technician made. While technicians have had to complete some training, they don’t have as much training or experience as pharmacists. This means they have a higher chance of making a medication mistake than a pharmacist.

Avoid Errors by Speaking to an Actual Pharmacist

Because technicians might get confused with sound-alike and look-alike medications, might not be aware of a drug interaction, or might ignore a computer drug warning, it is critical that all CVS pharmacy patients ask for a consultation with a pharmacist to review their medications before leaving the pharmacy.

Please spread the word about the importance of a pharmacist consultation, and share this blog with others you know on Facebook or Twitter. It could save a life.

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