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Prescription Errors

Prescription errors are almost always avoidable

All doctors, nurses and pharmacists undergo extensive training that teaches them how to prevent making prescription errors. This is why medication errors are almost always avoidable and few justifications can be made for their occurrence. The prescribing physicians, administering nurses, pharmacists, or the pharmaceutical company, or any other party responsible for making the error can be held liable for their actions.

The most common forms of prescription error include:

  • Administering the wrong medication
  • Administering a medication to the wrong patient
  • Administering pain medications or sedatives to an intoxicated patient
  • Experimental drugs prescribed without patient consent
  • Incorrect dosage
  • Medication which is inappropriate for the medical condition
  • Medication which is inappropriate for the patient based on medical history
  • Multiple prescriptions given in inappropriate combinations

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