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dispensing errors


A single letter made all the difference when a pharmacist dispensed the same medication twice in error New Zealand’s Health and Disability Commissioner has issued a report about a case …

An Irish pharmacist incorrectly dispensed medication used in the termination of a pregnancy to a pregnant woman The patient, 34, attended the pharmacy in Dublin to have a prescription for …

A pharmacist has been told to pay over $40,000 after his dispensing of methadone led to several “near-misses” An Auckland pharmacist has been censured and found guilty of professional misconduct …

A “tired and hungry” pharmacist dispensed clonidine to a three-year-old at 1000 times the prescribed dose The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists in Canada has released a decision of its …

A pharmacist accidentally dispensed sertraline instead of sumatriptan to a teenager… a mistake discovered over six months later A New Zealand pharmacist failed to adhere to professional standards by mistakenly …

Pharmacists need to ensure their own practices are as safe as possible, finds a new report into methotrexate which noted seven deaths and 28 notifications The Pharmacy Board of Australia …

A lack of thought process and risk assessment appear to be behind several of these errors, reports PDL “Look before you leap’ is an old saying to remind someone to …

What are the most frequent error types reported to PDL… and what are the causes of these errors? PDL has issued advice to its members about dispensing errors, including tips …

“Brutal cold bullying behaviours” of chain employers highlighted; APhA hopes to break Pharmacy Benefit Managers power; scope widens for some in NZ UK: Large pharmacy chains are exhibiting “brutal cold …

PDL has issued a practice alert discussing incidents involving drugs of dependence The PDL Professional Officers often see incident reports or regulatory notifications involving high risk medications such as S8 items and …

PDL has issued advice to members about five key ways to avoid making dispensing errors Compare the millilitres vs milligrams dose Mixtures expressed in mg/ml are frequently implicated in dispensing …

A woman was hospitalised with internal bleeding after a dispensing error, for which a pharmacist tried to blame a colleague by forging her initials New Zealand’s Deputy Health and Disability …