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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.

I’ve heard that the CVS has given out wrong drugs by mistake. What are some common examples I should be aware of so I’m not a victim?

Yes, CVS as well as other pharmacies have filled the wrong medications and given them to patients by mistake. This is a huge concern because some medication can be potentially fatal to some due to their small size, weight or allergies.

The best recommendation we can give you is to always check your medication when you pick it up at the pharmacy. Request a consultation with the pharmacist and ask questions about the medication, especially if you notice that the pills look different or if the prescription name is not what you thought you were getting.

A common example of pharmacists giving patients wrong drugs occurs when medication that sounds alike or looks alike is mixed-up. For example, the following list of medications have been mistaken for each other at times:

  • Prozac for Proscal – a young girl took Proscal (which is for men only) for 20 days before the family discovered that she was taking the wrong medicine.
  • Acetaminophen, Hydrocodone for Acetaminophen, Oxycodone – a man received the later but is highly allergic to Oxycodone.
  • Acutane for Acupril – a teenager took high blood pressure medication instead of medicine to treat her acne.
  • Keflex for Keppra – a man took an anti-epilepsy drug instead of the antibiotic he was prescribed.

This is one of the most common pharmacy errors – filling the wrong medication with a drug that sounds or looks similar to the prescribed medication. If you have been harmed by a CVS pharmacy error, please call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 for a free case consultation with a pharmacy malpractice attorney today and find out about your rights.

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