How many of us consider the accuracy of the prescriptions we pick up regularly from the pharmacy? Most would question a dose of a routinely taken medication that appears markedly different, but with different generics constantly being rotated through pharmacies, even those can differ widely in appearance. Below are some questions and answers regarding the safety of pharmaceutical dispensing methods.
-- Is there tracking for the national rate of medication errors? No. Because hospitals and medical facilities rely primarily on voluntary reporting when near misses and errors occur, tracking is futile.