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Greater transparency urged after 8-year-old dies from wrong drug prescription
 

Greater transparency urged after 8-year-old dies from wrong drug prescription

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A Canadian child who was meant to be prescribed with a sleep medication to help with his parasomnia was instead given a muscle relaxant drug used to treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis, resulting in his death.
 
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6 Jan 2017 - General
 
This incident will make other pharmacists to double check the drugs / medicines that they are mixing and if they will be dispensing the drug to the right patient. It needs your full attention in preparing this formula to ensure the safety of your pat...
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In my country, a licence number of a certified pharmacist is required to register a pharmacy. What often happens is, pharmacists who work in government hospitals start their own pharmacy from their license number but from morning to night the ones wh...
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These are horrifying realities in the medical world. Though it was not the pharmacist intention to have combined or dispensed a wrong drug, still they are still liable for the error. If I'm not mistaken, there is a quality assurance team or someo...
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As mentioned in the article, the error in the narrated case is a combination of preparation and dispensing error. Although it was not mentioned as to how the pharmacist made the grave mistake, I cannot help but wonder if it is standard for all pharma...
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