- mislabeling drugs with improper directions for their use;
- not counseling patients about side effects;
- not performing DUR- Drug Utilization Review- cross checking for side effects;
- contraindications and other alerts that pop up in the pharmacy computer system;
- transcription errors, where a decimal point is put in the wrong place or is omitted in the dosage instructions;
- giving a patient someone else's medication in their bottle; and
- putting the wrong drug in the bottle--switching bottles of two medications with different directions for
- use for one patient, or putting Risperdal in a Ritalin bottle, for example.
These are just a few ways that pharmacy error or medication errors can occur. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a pharmacy error, contact our board certified attorneys to discuss your case free of charge.