How To Protect Yourself From Pharmacy Prescription Errors

What You Can Do It’s not easy for consumers to protect themselves against such errors, but there are steps you can take:

  1. Read the prescription your doctor gives you aloud. Ask the physician to confirm it.
  2. Verify the dosages and drug names with your doctor.
  3. Before going to the pharmacy, write down the dosage and drug names.
  4. Go to a reputable pharmacy, one that has more than a single pharmacist working with clerk and technician helpers. You can contact your state pharmacy board for information. Some will tell you if a pharmacist has been disciplined in the past.
  5. When you pick up the prescription, check the labels and make sure the dosages and drug names match what you have written down.