According to the FDA, approximately 1.3 million people in the U.S. each year are harmed by some sort of medication error. These errors may dosage mistakes, drug interactions, or errors in administering the drug. If you suspect a loved one is suffering from a pharmaceutical error or omission, look for one or more of the following possible signs:
What to do if you believe pharmaceutical error has occurred
If your loved one is suffering severely or is in danger, the first priority is to get immediate medical help. Be sure to tell the healthcare workers about the drugs being administered and share your concerns about possible errors so the doctors can investigate and prescribe treatment that won’t inadvertently make the problem worse. Once the patient has stabilized, report the medical error to your state’s public health department.
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