US Drug Watchdog Launches New National Initiative to Identify Consumers Given the Wrong Drug or Someone Else's Prescription by a Pharmacy
Published: Jul 02, 2018
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the US Drug Watchdog, "We are launching a national initiative to identify consumers who were given the wrong prescription or someone else's prescription by a national retail pharmacy or by a compounding pharmacy. For many people, the mistake of receiving the wrong prescription could be a matter of life or death.
"If you recently went to a pharmacy to pick up a prescription and you were not given the correct medication and or when you looked at the prescription you had purchased, it had another person's name on it, please call us at 866-714-6466. The only catch we have is, did you keep the medication, take a picture of the prescription mistake and/or keep the sales receipt that indicates the error?" http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
The US Drug Watchdog has a higher ranking on a Google search than the US FDA and they are national advocates for consumers not being harmed by dangerous drugs or medical products. The group is now urging all consumers in the United States to carefully look at the prescription they are picking up at a pharmacy to ensure it really is what their physician had prescribed.
The group is also warning consumers using a pharmacy drive through to confirm the drug they are picking up has the correct name on it the drug/correct medication prescribed by their doctor/dentist, and the pills or medication look to be the same as what the consumer has taken before. If not, the group is urging the consumer to park their car and go into the pharmacy and ask the pharmacist about the issue.
The US Drug Watchdog Wants to Hear from Victims of The Following Types of Pharmacy Prescription Errors:
- A pharmacy gave a consumer the wrong medication - was the consumer injured by this mistake?
- A pharmacy gave a consumer someone else's medication - was the consumer injured by this mistake?
- The consumer was given medications that shouldn't be taken together - was the consumer injured by this mistake?
The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are certain pharmacy prescription mistakes kill US citizens every year. At this point we do not know how many people die or are severely injured by these mistakes but we are going to find out. If you possess proof a pharmacy in any state gave you the wrong prescription or someone else's prescription, please call us anytime at 866-714-6466, especially if you were injured by the mistake.
"However, as mentioned, we will need proof of the mistake; either you still are in possession of the incorrect prescription, your sales receipt indicates the error, or you have a picture of the actual mistaken prescription. If you possess this type of proof, we will get you to qualified lawyers who have a track record of assisting consumers nationwide with these types of very serious pharmacy issues." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
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