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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.

How Many of Us Double Check Our Medications Before Leaving a CVS Pharmacy?

Galvin B. Kennedy
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Do you know how many pharmacy mistakes take place in Texas every year? According to Professor Marc Fleming at the University of Houston Pharmacy, “There’s really no source of data on prescription errors.” He told Local 2 that some studies indicate there are three to five prescription mistakes out of 100 prescriptions; however, no one can know for sure.

Because there isn’t a law in Texas that makes pharmacies report their errors and how frequently medication mistakes are happening, there is really no way of knowing just how many pharmacy errors are occurring. Because pharmacists at CVS in Houston, and other pharmacies throughout the state, are busy and fill hundreds of prescriptions a day—mistakes are bound to be made.

By knowing this information, don’t you want to know how you can prevent being a victim of a pharmacy mistake?

While pharmacists should double check every prescription for accuracy, sometimes mistakes are overlooked and customers receive the wrong dosage or wrong medication. For this reason, you should look at your pills before leaving the pharmacy. Sounds simple, right? But how many of us actually look at our medication, check the color, read the label, and confirm the pills in the bottle match the description in the paperwork? Unfortunately, when we don’t take this small step, there could be large consequences.

Although it might sound obvious to check your pills before you take them, many people trust pharmacists to give them the correct medication. In order to minimize your risks of being a victim of a pharmacy error, check your pills before swallowing and share this information with others on Facebook to help prevent someone you know from getting the wrong pills.

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