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Prescription mistakes a growing concern

A locally owned pharmacy in Sturgeon Bay has measures in place to help prevent prescription mistakes and overworked staff.  The New York Times reports that pharmacists at retail chains across the country are more worried than ever about making mistakes in filling scripts.  Jake Blazkovec, owner and pharmacist at Bay Hometown Pharmacy in Sturgeon Bay, says that they have a system that helps promote accuracy in dispensing drugs.

 

 

Soaring demand for prescription drugs and pressures on pharmacists to fill hundreds of prescriptions during a work shift are contributing factors to mistakes being made according to Pharmacists Planning Services in California.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration receives more than 100,000 reports each year of suspected medication errors.  You can find information on reducing the chances of medication errors in the below link.

 

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-information-consumers/working-reduce-medication-errors

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