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Diabetes medication Metformin often mixed up by pharmacies

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has documented numerous cases in which pharmacists have incorrectly given Metronidazole to customers suffering from diabetes, rather than Metformin, resulting in serious injuries. Metronidazole is an antibiotic that treats numerous infections. Metformin is

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Wrong prescription hurts a woman’s ability to conceive

An Oregon plaintiff alleged that an incorrect prescription given to her by her pharmacist injured her ability to conceive. The woman’s physician prescribed her Clomiphene. Clomiphene is a medication used to help fertility. The pharmacist accidentally gave her Clomipramine, an

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Massachusetts pharmacy malpractice law

In Massachusetts, a pharmacy and its employees, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, have a legally duty to properly fill prescriptions. Negligent failure to do so can result in a tort action, also known as a personal injury claim. The claim

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Massachusetts pharmacy’s can be sued for incomplete warnings

In 2002 a Massachusetts court decided a case in which a customer of CVS suffered permanent injuries after taking Trazodone. Trazodone is considered an antidepressant. The medication was dispensed by a pharmacist at CVS, and prescribed by the customer’s therapist.

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Methadone overdose caused by nurse’s mistake

In a case arising out of Canada, an 85 year old man died after receiving Methadone that was intended for a female patient that was formerly in his hospital room. Methadone is used to treat severe pain and can also

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