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

echnology?'" Farbstein said. "Every pharmacy should be evaluating technology as part of their strategy to reduce errors. Automation processes prescriptions more accurately and at faster speeds, freeing pharmacists and technicians to focus on answering questions and providing the patient care that is key to solving the emerging prescription error crisis."

Consumers decisively ranked pharmacists (49 percent) over doctors (15 percent) as principally responsible for ensuring their prescriptions are accurate, the survey found. While 91 percent of consumers asked could name the doctors who wrote their last prescriptions, only 36 percent could name the pharmacists who filled them.

Further, the vast majority of prescription-takers (80 percent) spend less than two minutes speaking to their pharmacists when they pick up their medications, and almost half (45 percent) don't talk to them at all.

More and More People ...

As Americans age in good health, supported by the latest medication innovations, and the country prepares to sustain a generation of aging Baby Boomers, the number of people taking multiple prescriptions will only increase. The estimated number of prescriptions filled in the United States exceeded 4 billion in 2007, compared to 2.6 billion just 10 years ago, and is still on the rise.

"People think nothing of waiting an hour to spend 10 minutes with their doctors, while at the pharmacy their focus is on speed. Yet, spending that same 10 minutes with their pharmacists can literally save lives," said Tom Rhoads, executive vice president of Parata Systems, makers of automated dispensing systems and other safety technology solutions for pharmacies. "Technology is the best way to move pharmacists from behind the counter to spend more time with their patients, while ensuring the accuracy of the prescriptions being dispensed."

Taking More and More Medications ...

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