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Types of Errors

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.

How is it possible that the pharmacy allowed me to pick up a generic and brand-name drug at the same time—essentially a double dose of medication?

Because pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are busy trying to keep up with filling prescriptions, they make this type of mistake behind the pharmacy counter more often than you may realize. This is especially true when patients take several prescriptions and are picking up multiple medications at one time.

Generics Add to the Confusion

For example, you may have a prescription for a name-brand drug. But because most insurance plans call for generics to be used whenever possible, the pharmacy may have filled both by mistake. If you are at the pharmacy to pick up several medications, you may not realize that you have essentially received a double dose of the same medication. This is why you should take care to monitor the medications you take and to keep a list of your current medications.

Keep in mind that many consumers don’t know the name of the generic equivalent of the name-brand drug that their doctors prescribed—they trust their pharmacists to provide them with the correct medication. Pharmacists should be very careful to ensure they don’t fill a double dose of the same drug. When a pharmacist commits this type of pharmacy error, the pharmacist and pharmacy can be held liable.

Have you received the wrong dosage of a drug at your local pharmacy? To find out how to hold the pharmacy accoutnable for the injuries and medical bills you sustained, request a free copy of our book How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

 

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law