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dispensing errors


The relationship with doctors and the ongoing issue of medicines shortages were big issues in pharmacy this week… We learned that most AJP readers support the concept of pharmacists working …

PDL has warned pharmacists to pay careful attention when dispensing scripts for Atropine eye drops The organisation has received a number of incident reports featuring prescriptions for Atropine 0.01% eye …

PDL has highlighted the importance of taking patient concerns and questions seriously, after a dispensing error contributed to a patient’s death In a recent coronial inquest, it was found that …

Following a patient’s death, PDL has issued a reminder to pharmacists to exercise their own judgement about whether it’s safe to dispense a prescribed medicine An inquest into the death …

A third Chemist Warehouse for New Zealand; Welsh-speaking pharmacy program for Gywnedd; UK considering online pharmacy crackdown Auckland: Chemist Warehouse is continuing it rollout across the Tasman with a third …

PDL has issued guidance on how, and whether, a pharmacist should apologise to an unhappy patient “Sooner or later most pharmacists can expect to be presented with a complaint,” PDL …

PDL has issued a practice alert on the topic of vaccinations, giving a number of examples of incorrect supply “Vaccinations are a hot topic as the influenza season fast approaches,” …

When a pharmacist dispenses carbimazole instead of carbamazepine, where does responsibility lie? In its latest communication to members, Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd looks at a common case scenario to illustrate how …

Arizona doctors’ offices get prescription drug vending machines;  Kansas celebrates drug donation program; UK dispensing error defence imminent Mesa, Arizona: Medavail Technologies has installed Arizona’s first vending machine for medications …

Pharmacists are “easy targets” for crime; pharmacist accuses EC patient of lying about assault; US to crack down on high opioid dispensing pharmacies Ireland: Pharmacists are seen as “easy targets” …

Boots staff have shared their concerns about work pressure and staffing levels – but the pharmacy chain says they’re investing in more pharmacists than ever Are pharmacists working for the …

One in ten errors reported to PDL involve incidents in the pharmacy where a person receives medication intended for another Consequences include serious harm to the consumer and professional risk …