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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.

Why Your Child Should See a Doctor Who Uses Electronic Prescriptions

David W. Hodges
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You may have spent a long time picking out a pediatrician for your child based on their views on vaccinations or their location to your home, or maybe you received a recommendation from your friends or neighbors about a doctor who they believe to be great. While it is best to find a pediatrician for your child based on great referrals and reviews, there are some other things that can make a difference in the health and safety of your son or daughter.

One of the main questions you should ask your pediatrician when meeting him or her is whether or not he or she uses handwritten prescription orders. It is known that doctors’ messy handwriting has been the cause of many medication errors that have adversely affected children. For this reason, many doctors have switched over to use preprinted prescription order sheets or electronic prescriptions.

According to a study in Pediatrics journal, researchers believe that sending prescription orders to the pharmacy, instead of giving a patient a handwritten order, has reduced prescribing errors by 27 to 82 percent. This statistic alone makes it very important for parents of children to not only pick out a great pediatrician for their kids, but to make sure the pediatrician enters their child’s prescription in a computer instead of handing a handwritten order to them.

Additionally, parents should also ask their child’s pediatrician if their computer software includes diagnostic criteria, clinical guidelines, and medication reminders. If a pediatrician is using this type of system when prescribing medication, it could reduce child pharmacy errors. To make sure other children you know don’t become a victim of prescription error, we encourage you to share this information on Twitter.

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