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dispensing errors


The Pharmacy Council of NSW has highlighted the problem of unsafe workloads, saying they’re a frequent contributor to complaints The Council receives more than 300 complaints against pharmacists a year, …

Former pharmacy owner murders drug inspector; inquest hears of dispensing error; former pharmacist tipped to be head of suspected stolen drug operation Kharar, India: Around 10 years after he lost …

In its latest communication to members, PDL has advised pharmacists how to handle themselves in “APINCH” – when dealing with high-risk medicines A is for Antimicrobials The first medicine class …

PDL has highlighted the importance of documentation, citing two case scenarios where failing to document could have significant impact In its latest newsletter, PDL highlights that adequate documentation of interaction …

A few weeks ago, I received an email which made me think my life would change forever… The email was a notification from AHPRA informing me that a complaint had …

The Pharmacy Board has published two case summaries to highlight pharmacists’ obligations… including one where S8s were regularly dispensed with no valid script In its latest newsletter, the Board has …

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 …