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Can you protect yourself from pharmacy error?

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Your doctor prescribed pain medication to get you back on your feet after hip replacement surgery. You head into your pharmacist and pick up your prescription before driving home. But how confident can you be that you have the right medication, and in the right dose?

Typically, people trust their pharmacist and take whatever drug is handed to them without question. However, pharmacists make mistakes more often than we like to think, and the consequences can be disastrous. Just how often do pharmacists make mistakes?

The statistics 

On average, researchers believe that pharmacists make prescription errors between 1 to 5 percent of the time.

In a ten year study, “2013 Pharmacist Liability: A Ten-Year Analysis,