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Prescription For Disaster: One-Third of Consumers Experience Prescription Errors, New Survey Finds
Date:4/10/2008

More People Taking More Meds, Fewer Pharmacists

- 7,000 deaths a year occur due to medication errors - Automated pharmacy technology significantly reduces pharmacy error risk - Half of consumers choose their pharmacies for speed and convenience, not

safe prescription practices

DURHAM, N.C., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- One-third of America's 225 million prescription-takers now report experiencing a prescription error or knowing someone who has, according to the just-released "Parata Prescription Safety 2008" national consumer survey, available along with valuable consumer prescription safety information at http://www.myprescriptionsafety.org.

Pharmacies That Automate Will Soon Dominate

More than half of American adults take at least one prescription daily; yet, increased prescription use has not been accompanied by increased consumer vigilance.

Consumers readily admit to choosing their pharmacies for speed and convenience, rather than for safe prescription practices, "Parata Prescription Safety 2008" reported. "Proximity to work or home" was cited as the number-one reason for choosing a pharmacy by half of survey respondents, followed by "pricing" at 23 percent. Interestingly, a pharmacy's use of "automated dispensing equipment," a proven strategy for reducing prescription errors, ranked last in importance, cited by just 2 percent of respondents.

"Today's environment is a prescription for disaster: too few pharmacists, too many prescriptions and a lack of awareness among consumers about their role in ensuring prescription safety," said Ken Farbstein, a medication safety expert and managing principal of Boston-based Melior Consulting.

A Life-Saving Question No One is Asking

"It's a simple and potentially life-saving question every pharmacy customer should be asking: 'Does this pharmacy use automation t
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