A recent study that was conducted, based on a review of drugs taken by a group of elderly patients, found that more than half were taking the wrong medication. The review &/or interview of patients in the study revealed that medication dosage errors were also detected in the sample of patients.
During the review, patients were asked about over-the-counter medications they were taking, and were told they all had the potential to interact with prescribed drugs. The results showed that a particular drug was stopped in 70% of patients, an inappropriate medication was detected in 54%, and an error in dose was detected in 32%. The study also found that 92% of patients' records prior to review contained medications not currently taken by the patient. And 56% of the study sample were taking over-the-counter medications.
If you suspect that you or someone you care about suffered injuries due to a pharmacy's error and was given the wrong medication, then you should contact the experienced and knowledgeable lawyers of Gray and White Law immediately for your free consultation. We are ready to learn about your case, and can be reached at your convenience by toll-free at 1-888-450-4456 or by confidential e-mail.
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