Why are prescription mistakes on the rise in Kentucky? The statistics are alarming. Kentucky ranks high on the list of states experiencing and increase in medication errors. While most prescription errors are usually caught in time, some unfortunately are not. Often times, a simple mistake can cause devastating injuries including brain damage and even death. With more and more local small pharmacist being pushed out by large national pharmacy chains, more patients are having prescriptions filled by pharmacists that don’t know them. The result is a breakdown of care and a rise in errors.