What do pharmacy error statistics tell us about preventing prescription error incidents?
Pharmacy negligence and pharmacy errors are a huge source of injury and death in the United States.
More people die each year in the U.S. from medication errors than die from car accidents.
Medication errors cost more than $28 billion per year.
The Institute of Medicine concluded recently in a study that 1.5 million Americans suffer adverse health consequences due to pharmacy medication errors.
Pharmacists and their assistants averaged 1.14 reports of malpractice logged against them between 1990 and 2003. The incidents have increased since then.
Many experts agree that pharmacy errors are grossly underreported because most people don't speak up.
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