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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.

State Pharmacy Boards Have Close Ties to Big Pharmacies

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
Why a Pharmacy Lawsuit is the Only Way to Make them Listen

Every U.S. state has a board of pharmacy.The board of pharmacy is supposed to make sure that pharmacies and pharmacists are doing a safe and effective job of filling doctor's prescriptions. They also have authority to sanction pharmacists who have committed some act of malpractice with fines and can pull a pharmacist's license if too many disciplinary actions are brought against him. So, the general public can expect swift justice when they report pharmacy malpractice to their state boards, right? Wrong.

Boards are Filled with Pharmacists from Big Chain Pharmacies

Most of the pharmacists on these boards are employed by the 9 biggest pharmacy companies in the country:

  • Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, RiteAid, Target, Albertsons, Safeco, Costco, Kmart.

Even the one public member of the board in most states is employed by one of the 9 biggest pharmacy chains. Sometimes these biased board members are recused from proceedings against a pharmacist who made a mistake because they cannot say they are working in the best interest of the consumers when they are on the payroll of some big company. This gives, us, the consumer no advocate on the boards of pharmacy.

Pharmacy Lawsuits Send a Loaded Message
When you are the victim of pharmacy negligence or malpractice it is your right to complain to the board of pharmacy in your state. With assembly line pharmacies controlling the boards, however, your complaints are going to fall on deaf ears.

So what can you do, especially since money is likely a concern for you after being injured by pharmacy malpractice and medication errors?

Your only real recourse is to get a pharmacy error attorney who does not charge unless a recovery is made for you. The pharmacies have their team of lawyers; you should have one, too.

Big corporate pharmacies care about big corporate profits.

It's not a coincidence they pack the boards with their own members. They want to avoid any true professional governance. The only way the consumer is ever going to make this industry safer for themselves and others is to sue pharmacies when prescription errors and injuries happen.