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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.

What does my state’s board of pharmacy have to do with my safety?

 

Officially speaking, the board of pharmacy in your state is responsible for issuing and regulating pharmacists’ licenses and pharmacies’ permits. What does this mean for you? When it comes to your health and safety, it means a lot.

The state pharmacy board acts as a filter and line of defense between pharmacists or pharmacies and consumers. Ideally, the board approves the best-qualified people and facilities to safely dispense prescription drugs to you and your family. Of course, we know better than to assume that life is idyllic, and this is when the state pharmacy board is in charge of dispensing tough punishments and even revoking licenses and permits.

Because of the extraordinary responsibility that pharmacists have to keep the public safe, they are held to very high standards in both their professional and personal lives. Professionally, pharmacists can have their licenses revoked for violations ranging from filling expired prescriptions to dispensing errors both inadvertent and intentional.

In their personal lives, pharmacists also risk losing their licenses when they face alcohol-related charges like DUIs or DWIs, substance abuse and chemical dependency, and failure to report even misdemeanor charges on license renewal forms.

Conflict of Interest? You Bet.

While the rules look great from the outside, many problems exist in their execution. State pharmacy boards are typically only able to inspect pharmacies every few years, and there are no federal regulations in place that require pharmacies to report prescription errors.

When these boards do choose to hold disciplinary hearings, there are usually many big-chain pharmacy employees present, often voting on their own punishments. This leaves even more room for error, as each protects their own.

Where pharmacy boards fail to protect the public, our law firm must step up. If you have been harmed by decisions—or lack thereof—made by your state’s pharmacy board, you deserve compensation. Click on our live chat feature to connect with us today.

 

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