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  • steveredlish steveredlish Mar 31, 2008 5:47 PM Flag

    7000 Misfill Pharmacy Deaths per Year!

    There shouldn't be any deaths from RX mistakes. Two pharmacists won't prevent that. They trust each other and one verifying that it really is a blue oblong pill just won't catch the errors. What we need is a chemical scan that is similar to the price scan. The technology today must be capable of analyzing the chemical composition of any pill or capsule.

    That kind scanner is probably not cheap but we will see it in our lifetimes. On the plus side, pharmacists catch 100X the errors they make. They spend more than a little time calling doctors - asking about prescriptions that should never have been written - given other drugs that the patient is taking.

    I really appreciate your response and hope you are in a better position than I to make reforms in the way we deliver health care.

    I am retired and was never a pharmacist but did work for Walgreens and sincerely believe that company wants to deliver exceptionsl health care at a price we can all afford.

    PS I owned Kuhn Big K Stores in the late 60's when they got bought out by Wal-Mart. I said who the hell is Wal-Mart and sold out. So much for my investing skills.

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