About potentially dangerous drug interactions and systems to prevent them

Pharmacists’ failure to check drug risks leads to ‘horrible’ death in Creston, B.C.

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Pharmacists’ failure to check drug risks leads to ‘horrible’ death in Creston, B.C.

A B.C. man is going public to warn others after his mother was killed by an adverse interaction between two prescription drugs, a well-known risk that was overlooked by health professionals she trusted.

There was a physician and two pharmacists and a computer system that all failed here. It’s not a simple mistake,” said Ernie Lambert, whose mother died in 2012.

Helena Lambert’s local pharmacists dispensed the medications without noting or warning of the potential problems of taking them concurrently, even though widely used software at the pharmacy would have flagged the potential adverse interaction. …

…continue reading: Pharmacists’ failure to check drug risks leads to ‘horrible’ death, CBCnews, Oct 06, 2014.

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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