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What Should You Do if You Are Injured By a Prescription Drug Error?

As pharmaceutical companies continue to develop powerful drugs designed to assist with illnesses and injuries, doctors are increasingly prescribing these medications to their patients. While the vast majority of these prescriptions prove helpful to these patients, occasionally a doctor will make a mistake in prescribing a drug and a patient will be injured or even… Read More »

Medical Marketing: Medical Mistake?

For patients of all ages, injuries can occur when drugs are improperly prescribed, compounded or dispensed. But what if you get the wrong drug for your condition because a doctor is being paid by the drug company?  In December, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) revealed changes to its marketing practices. The company is addressing questions about… Read More »

The Elderly in the United States are at High Risk for Prescription Errors

The problem of doctors prescribing too many, too few or conflicting medications to seniors is well known. However, the full extent of the problem was unknown until the release of a Brown University study showed 21 percent of elderly patients across the country are taking medications deemed risky. Researchers looked at six million prescription records… Read More »

Avoiding Pharmacy Errors

Pharmacy errors are nothing new. Remember the scene in It’s a Wonderful Life when young George Bailey stops his pharmacist boss, Mr. Gower, from accidentally poisoning a patient? That was 1946. The drug industry has certainly changed a lot since then — mostly for the better. But not entirely. One thing that has changed today,… Read More »

Prescription Errors in NC Nursing Homes

The troubled Britthaven nursing home in Chapel Hill, the subject of a recent criminal investigation, closed for good in 2012. Angela Almore, a registered nurse formerly employed at the facility, was charged with second-degree murder for providing an overdose of morphine to Rachel Holliday, a resident of the home. Ms. Almore is also suspected in… Read More »

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