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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.

Pharmacy Board Inspection Results Can Affect Your Prescription Error Case

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

After you have been hospitalized for a medication mistake, you may well wonder how this kind of error happened. Depending on where you live, there are several agencies that make it their business to find out—including the state pharmacy board.

The state pharmacy board conducts regular inspections of all licensed pharmacies within the state. Pharmacists are not allowed to deny an inspector access, and the pharmacy must pass the inspection to remain open to the public. In most cases, these inspections are merely routine; however, many such inspections have found incriminating evidence that has led to disciplinary action.

A state pharmacy board inspector must make sure the pharmacy is complying with laws and regulations regarding:

  • Pharmacy staffing. Understaffing is a major concern, since lack of appropriate manpower is a common cause of prescription drug errors. 
  • Sanitary conditions. Inspectors will ensure that pills and liquids are handled in a sterile environment and that staff members use gloves when handling medications.
  • Professional equipment, such as pill counters, containers, measuring devices, and computer databases can be inspected for quality control.
  • Compliance standards. Pharmacies will be held accountable for any mandatory continuing education requirements in their particular state. 

Unfortunately, many state pharmacy boards are understaffed, so pharmacies may go for years without having a proper inspection—leaving consumers at daily risk for experiencing a medication error. 

Consumers have a right to know if their local pharmacy failed inspection. If someone you love experienced a medication error as a result of incompetent service or a lack of proper staffing, we can help. Call Kennedy Hodges today at (888) 526-7616 or fill out our online contact form to start your FREE case evaluation.

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