Prescription drugs are invaluable tools in the practice of medicine, used to treat numerous illnesses and diseases. However, prescription errors can result in serious injury and death. In the United States, about 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur every year.
Pharmaceutical malpractice can occur when a doctor prescribes the wrong medication or incorrect dose or when a pharmacist fills the wrong medication or dosage. The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP) defines a medication error as....
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