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Why Time Pressure Leads to Child Pharmacy Errors

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Innocent, helpless children can become victims of pharmacy errors in Texas. Sadly, sick children who look to their parents, doctors, and pharmacists to help them feel better can sometimes become more ill if they receive the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of drugs.

Research shows that one reason child pharmacy errors occur and cause children harm is that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are under constant pressure to meet time deadlines and fill as much medication as they can to meet their customers’ expectations and make their companies more money.

A new UK study supports this theory, as the study’s researchers reviewed pharmacy students who reported high levels of perceived time pressure. For those pharmacy students who reported high levels of time pressure, they made more dispensing errors when compared to those who reported less time pressure.

The study looked at 52 pharmacy students and found that those with a higher level of perceived time pressure made a 33% rate of dispensing errors. Students who had lower levels of time pressure had a rate around 22% of dispensing errors.

Although this was a small study that did not take place in the U.S., the results of this study indicate that the time pressure pharmacists are under can impact the accuracy of dispensing prescriptions and result in medication errors that could ultimately affect children and adults.

If your child was harmed by a rushed pharmacist who made needless mistakes, you may have a claim for damages. Talk with a skilled Texas pharmacy error attorney at Kennedy Hodges today (888-526-7616). Learn about your rights in a free consultation with our experienced team. And ask to receive a free copy of our report, 10 Tips to Protect Your Kids From Pharmacy Error.

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