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Texas Pharmacies Are Making Mistakes With Consumers’ Medicine

Galvin B. Kennedy
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing personal injury, pharmacy error, and overtime law
Posted on Feb 19, 2014

Every day people arrive at pharmacies looking to get their prescriptions filled to help them feel better. But after finding out that there are over 200 complaints made to the Texas Board of Pharmacy every year regarding drug dispensing errors, it may make you look at your pills and read the medication instructions more carefully.

According to a CBS report, there has been several pharmacy errors made in just the Dallas-Fort Worth area alone, including:

  • A CVS Pharmacy in Mansfield gave an 84-year-old woman the wrong medication, which caused her to be rushed to the hospital for treatment.
  • A Grapevine pharmacy made a critical mistake with a child’s medicine, which caused a 10-year-old a trip to the ER and inability to walk or stay awake.
  • A Garland Walgreens Pharmacy gave a five-week-old infant the wrong medicine, causing the newborn health issues.
  • A CVS Pharmacy in Dallas gave a diabetes medicine to a customer with no history of diabetes. He was supposed to get medicine to treat his high cholesterol, but received a three-month supply of the wrong medication. If he would have taken the wrong drug for 90 days, he could have become hypoglycemic.
  • A Flower Mound Tom Thumb Pharmacy filled a Flomax prescription for a customer, but put the wrong instructions on the bottle. The customer was supposed to take the drug every 24-hours, but the prescription said to take it “every two-to-four hours,” which caused the patient nausea, dizziness, and low blood pressure.

When mistakes with medicine occur, patients can be seriously injured. Unfortunately, people are dying from medication mistakes, said Dr. Marv Shepherd, Director of the Pharmaceutical School at the University of Texas at Austin. He also recommends that people should have a consultation with the pharmacist, as an error may be caught. Additionally, he recommends that people look at the pill’s size, shape, color, and markings and compare it to the insert attached to the prescription. This simple step before popping a pill could save your life.

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