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Pharmacy Malpractice: Top 10 Drugs to Double Check

Over 1.3 million people are injured each year due to something known as pharmacy errors. Out of these 1.3 million individuals, there are 10,000 that die each year as well.  A pharmacy error occurs when a patient receiving prescription drugs from a pharmacy suffers serious injury due to unintended effects of the medication they were given. Roughly 75% of the time, the injury occurs because the patient was given either the wrong drug or the wrong dosage. If you are someone who makes regular trips to the pharmacy, make sure you check in with your doctor before you take the following drugs:

  1. Insulin
  2. Anticoagulants
  3. Amoxicillin (s)
  4. Aspirin
  5. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
  6. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen
  7. Ibuprofen
  8. Acetaminophen
  9. Cephalexin
  10. Penicillin

These drugs may all seem fairly common and harmless, but they carry the highest error rates among pharmaceuticals because they are so commonly used without further consultation from a doctor. This can easily result in complications that a patient would have  never intended nor expected. The most important thing you can do to prevent being a victim of a pharmacy error is to make sure your doctor is completely aware of all medications and supplements that you are taking, especially if you plan on taking any of the medications on this list.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a pharmacy error, please contact Parvey and Cavenago today so we can get you the justice you deserve. Don’t Go It Alone.

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