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Dismissal Of Michigan Drug Counseling Suit Shows Need To Add Expert To Some Plaintiffs’ Court Cases

The dismissal of a Michigan pharmacy malpractice lawsuit that stemmed from the alleged lack of counseling on a dangerous drug’s side effects or alternatives to the drug demonstrates the need for patients to include a medical expert and accompanying documentation when building a court case in some states. A trial court dismissed the pharmacy suit, […]

Florida Drug Error-Linked Death Highlights Need For ‘Slow’ Pharmacy Service, Dosage Caution

Patients are better served in a traditional, brick-and-mortar walk-in setting in which they interact with pharmacists at a healthy, deliberate pace and families pay attention to the details of a prescription, including its dosage, as an accidental drug-related death lawsuit stemming from service in a Florida Walgreens drive-thru Feb. 14, 2008 teaches. The Florida court […]

$7.1M Mass. Infant Drug Error Case Award Stokes Fears Of Pharmacist Vulnerability, Preparedness For Lawsuits

A March 2002 $7.1 million judgment against two Massachusetts hospital pharmacists and a pharmacy technician, but not the hospital itself, in an infant medication error court case raises concerns among those in the field about their vulnerability and lack of preparedness for such future patient lawsuits. In the mid-1980s, states passed tort reform laws that […]