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dispensing errors


Students and ECPs involved with illicit drugs, interns forging preceptor signatures and dispensing errors are behind some recent cases, warns indemnity expert Despite not being fully qualified pharmacists, some students …

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 …