This is a family-friendly site, otherwise I’m sure the title language should be a lot stronger.
They’ve issued an apology for the error. I’m sure that’s comforting to the mom.
I know, I know, I’m a crazy pro-lifer. But I’ve always thought that pharmacies should not deliberately keep pills that kill on hand. There used to be something…what was it called again? The Hippocratic Oath.
Jennifer notices: A pharmacy employee posted in the comments to this article, “That leaves us a skeleton crew of 1-4 people at any one time. These few people have to accept the scripts, fill them, handle insurance problems, call/fax doctors, run a register at the counter, a register at the drive-thru, and much more… ALL AT THE SAME TIME. It is a horrible system and errors are constantly happening…they are just usually caught before the medicine is handed to the patient” I would imagine that the one, most important thing to get right, as a pharmacy employee would be to give the patient the RIGHT prescription. But even in the doctor’s office, I’m often handled with latex gloves (which I’m allergic to, as it states in my chart) and given prescriptions that shouldn’t mix with my thyroid medication.by