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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.
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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.
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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.
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Oregon Pharmacists refuse to participate in pharmacy error reporting.

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

In 2008, Oregon introduced a completely voluntary pharmacy error reporting system, not only for pharmacies, but for healthcare facilities and doctors. Each group among the medical chain of care participated in the program, thereby improving safety and care in their respective areas.

Pharmacists refused to participate. While the system seems to have been a great success for the rest of the healthcare chain in Oregon, it was a dismal failure in the area of pharmacy.

Retail Pharmacies Say their Safety Checks are “More than Adequate”
Spokespersons from several chain pharmacies, such as BiMart and Rite-Aid say their safety checks are more than adequate, when properly followed by pharmacy staff. Really? Then why did these things happen just last year:
  • A pharmacy customer was pulled over by police for erratic driving after having been given a sedative instead of the prescription his doctor ordered.
  • A customer took the wrong pill for a whole week, believing that the pharmacy had given him his blood pressure medication.
These are only two of the errors catalogued by the Pharmacy Board. Since there is no requirement to report errors, many go undetected.

Why are Pharmacists Refusing the Reporting System?
One reason is fear. Pharmacists fear being fined for their mistakes, or even losing their license to practice, even though the system is anonymous. Another reason is arrogance. Some pharmacists think that their own safety checks and balances are good enough and that an overall 3 percent error rate is acceptable. We’d be willing to bet that error rate wouldn’t be so acceptable if it were their loved one poisoned or injured by taking the wrong drug.

What can you do to protect your family from pharmacy errors?
Medication errors, improper dosage, and other prescription errors are all too common in pharmacies. Order our free book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay For Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn how you can take action. You can also contact our prescription error lawyers to start investigation of your case immediately. There is no cost and no obligation. Call us toll-free at 1-888-526-7616, or send us a confidential contact form.