Medication Errors in a Retail Pharmacy

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Medication Errors in a Retail Pharmacy

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Matthew Schulz
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Carol Kobulnicky
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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4/24/2010

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Medication errors are a growing problem amongst retail community pharmacies in the United States. The purpose of this research is to identify potential causes and solutions to this problem and, thereby, prevent medication errors. The act of counseling, as required by law, could prevent many if not most medication errors when conducted properly. This investigation looked at case reports of about 20 different incidents involving a medication error by a pharmacist that reached a patient, and were reported to the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy. By analyzing each case and compiling a spreadsheet, certain trends were identified and potential solutions were found. Proper pharmacist-provided counseling was not given in 17/19 cases. In conclusion, proper patient counseling on pharmaceuticals will prevent medication errors in a retail pharmacy setting. The impact of this study is the potential benefit it would provide to future pharmacists, current pharmacists, and patients by improving health outcomes.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2010 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Undergraduate Research Day

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Undergraduate Research Day 2010

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