Pharmacy Regulations

Have you ever gotten a prescription filled from a pharmacy? Most of us have and will probably continue to do so. It seems like quite an easy process from the doctor writing the prescriptions to going to a pharmacy and getting the prescription filled. However, pharmacies have pharmacy regulations that they must adhere to in order to protect themselves from litigation and patients from any harm. It is a good idea for consumers to learn as much as they can about the rules and regulations that pertain to pharmacies, so that when they get a prescription filled they can make sure that all regulations are being followed properly.

Pharmacy regulations are in place to protect you and the pharmacy from problems. If you suspect that your pharmacy has violated pharmacy regulations, and you can show that you have suffered significant harm, then you may be entitled to monetary damages.

One of the pharmacy regulations is that pharmacies must provide and implement safeguards to insure that when you present your prescription slip from the doctor, that you are given the correct medication. This may seem like a simple procedure to follow, but some people would be surprised to find out how many mistakes are made at pharmacies each year. There was a case where a young boy was given the incorrect medication and it caused him significant harm. The boy's parents took in a prescription for Ritalin and were given methadone, which caused the child to slip into a coma for several days.

The pharmacy was cleared of any wrongdoing because it was later discovered that the error was made in the writing of the prescription and not through the pharmacy being negligent of any pharmacy regulations.

If the pharmacy had been in violation of pharmacy regulations then they could have been subject to a multimillion dollar lawsuit.

There are also pharmacy regulations in regards to prescriptions. Pharmacy regulations insist upon safeguards as well to insure that the prescriptions are legitimate and written by a qualified doctor. If the pharmacy is knowingly giving medication where the written prescription is questionable then again they are leaving themselves open to litigation.

Pharmacy regulations are in place to protect you and the pharmacy from problems. If you suspect that your pharmacy has violated pharmacy regulations, and you can show that you have suffered significant harm, then you may be entitled to monetary damages. A pharmacy malpractice lawyer would be the best person to contact for advice, they will be able to advise you on the merits of your case and the types of compensation you are likely to receive. If you have been the victim of a breach of pharmacy regulation then get advice as soon as possible. It will be worth it. Consult our pharmacy malpractice attorneys today.

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