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Injectable Drug Errors Cost the United States Quite a Bit, Kentucky

Medication errors from injectable drugs harm more than a million people and cost an average of $600,000 per hospital each year, a new study proclaims. The study—the first to specifically examine adverse drug events (ADEs) from injectable medication—was published online on December 12, 2012, by…

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Kentucky Board of Pharmacy Presents New Controlled Substance Rules

You have probably heard a story about pharmacy staff taking unauthorized drugs from the shelves. Sometimes these stories involve personal use, and sometimes the staff are selling these drugs for personal gain.  Whatever the cause, these practices are highly illegal—and the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy…

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Here a Pill, There a Pill: Understanding Pharmacy Errors in Kentucky

A few years ago, ABC News televised “Pharmacy Errors: Unreported Epidemic?”, an investigative program it had conducted on pharmacy errors in the United States. A huge television audience watched and listened in horror as the mother of an eight-year-old girl told of how she had…

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If You Are Splitting Tablets, You May Be Risking Your Health, Kentucky

It’s not unusual for people in Kentucky to be told by their physician that they need only half the dosage of their prescription. He or she writes a new script for the revised dosage and may tell them to break their tablets in half until…

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Three Ways Louisville Pharmacists Could Be Responsible for a Medication Mistake

If you were given the wrong medication at your Kentucky pharmacy, the pharmacist may have contacted you to apologize. The pharmacy is his business, he said, and anything that goes wrong is his responsibility. However, when you mentioned legal action, he may have sung a…

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Careful, Kentucky: The Shot You Get May Be the Death of You

As of October 31, 2012, a rare fungal infection has killed 28 people and made 377 sick with meningitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The cause of this infection is contaminated steroids, which are injected directly into the spine, knee,…

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