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US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Consumer Who Was Given the Wrong Prescription or Someone Else's Prescription at a Pharmacy to Call About a Possible Financial Settlement - Did You Keep the Pills?

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US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Consumer Who Was Given the Wrong Prescription or Someone Else's Prescription at a Pharmacy to Call About a Possible Financial Settlement - Did You Keep the Pills?

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are urging an individual who was given the wrong prescription or another person's prescription medication by their local pharmacy or by a compounding pharmacy to call us anytime at 866-714-6466. For many people receiving the wrong prescription, the incorrect dosage or someone else's prescription, the complications could cause extremely serious medical issues.

"If this did happen to you, did you keep the medication, or keep the sales receipt that indicates the error? We want to get you compensated if you received the wrong medication at a pharmacy. However, to make compensation possible we will need proof of the mistake.

"Our effort also includes identifying a parent who was given a prescription for someone else rather than their child or their child's prescription was not the correct medication, or the dosage was not correct." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog's initiative is nationwide and is focused on identifying consumers in any state whose pharmacy gave them the prescription for someone else, or a prescription for the wrong medication.  The group is now urging consumers in all states such as California, New York, Illinois, Florida, Ohio, New Jersey, Nebraska, Louisiana, Nevada, Minnesota, Georgia, Tennessee, Alaska, Missouri, Texas or any other state to carefully look at the prescription they are picking up at a pharmacy to ensure it really is what their physician had prescribed. 

For more information, a victim of a pharmacy medication error can call the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog is warning possible severe health side effects of pharmacy medication errors including:

  • Death (example a consumer with a severe heart condition is mistakenly given antibiotics. Some antibiotics can cause arrhythmia with a person with serious heart issues.)
  • Hospitalization (example a pharmacist mistakenly gives a pregnant woman an epilepsy drug, the anticoagulant, or a drug to treat bipolar disorder). These types of drugs have all been linked to severe birth defects.
  • Allergic reactions or a person having a severe reaction that could cause hospitalization.
  • In most instances pharmacy prescription errors are caused by labeling errors, mix-ups with another patient's order, dispensing the wrong drug or wrong dosage, incompatible health conditions or adverse interactions with other medications.

The US Drug Watchdog says, "If you possess proof your pharmacy 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. We want to make certain you get compensated. However, as mentioned we will need proof of the mistake either being you still are in possession of the incorrect prescription, or your sales receipt indicates the error. Our initiative is also focused on making certain consumers picking up medications at a pharmacy check to ensure what they are receiving is what was prescribed by their physician, or dentist." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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