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Oct 25

Why Do Texas Pharmacy Errors Happen?

Pharmaceutical Liability | Pharmacy Negligence

Do you know how long it takes to become a pharmacist? A minimum of six years (and most people take eight). Of course, that’s all without considering any special field training in a particular area of expertise as required with oncological, pediatric, or psychiatric pharmacy.

Bottom line? It takes quite a while.

Yet despite all that training, pharmacy errors still happen. Let’s look at the most common reasons why.

Staffing and Scheduling Problems

Issues in staffing and scheduling can cause problems in any work environment. This is especially dangerous when your workplace is a pharmacy.

An Understaffed Pharmacy

Especially in chain drug stores, the actual pharmacists have very little say in scheduling and the number of staff on duty. [...]

Jan 11

Pharmacy Negligence in Texas: What You Need to Prove to Win

Pharmacy Negligence

Pharmacists play an important role in healthcare. They are highly trained professionals in the dispensing of medications that could have serious and even fatal consequences if administered incorrectly. It’s a job that someone without the proper education would not be able to do.

Because of this, people place a huge amount of trust in pharmacists. Yet research indicates up to 10% of prescriptions are filled in error. That’s an astounding number. Why does it happen?

In many cases, busy pharmacies allow low-paid, inexperienced technicians to prepare medications, paving the way for pharmacy errors to be made. Then, to compound the matter, pharmacists sometimes fail to check every order.

If you believe a pharmacist or pharmacy acted with negligence when handling [...]

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