Medication Errors in Children

Medication mistakes are caused by human error and are largely preventable. They can occur at any stage of the medication process, from selection and ordering of drugs, to transcribing the order, to formulating the drug and dispensing it, to its administration and monitoring. Though not always fatal or even injurious, medication errors kill as many […]

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Pharmacy Negligence: Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents often have multiple health problems that require several types of medication. While this is to be expected, some of the drugs routinely given to nursing home patients do not seem reasonable at all. Among the institutionalized elderly, the rate of prescribed sedatives , anti-depressants and anti-psychotics is shockingly high and of grave […]

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Pharmacy Negligence: An Overview

We place a level of trust in pharmacists that we rarely show to other health care providers. It is not uncommon for patients to question their doctors’ diagnoses and medical advice or to seek two or more opinions from other physicians and hospitals. Yet, when we walk into a pharmacy, present our prescriptions and obtain […]

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Long-Term Health Care Falls Short

The belief that health workers and care facilities provide patients quality care, observation and respect eases the worry that comes with placing a loved one in a health care facility. For the most part, medical professionals live up to or exceed these expectations. But, unfortunately, some facilities are not run with the quality service and […]

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