WRAL Investigates: Do you pay attention to prescriptions?
Posted January 28, 2014
Updated January 30, 2014
Do you stop to check your fast food before you leave the drive-through line? How about the pharmacy?
I think most of us trust of our pharmacists. We get sick. The doctor prescribes medication. The pharmacy sells us the medicine.
How often do you check to make sure you get the right drug and the right dosage? It’s just as important to your health as taking the medicine.
WRAL Investigates obtained state records showing hundreds of complaints filed with the State Pharmacy Board. They range from technicians accused of diverting Hydrocodone to pharmacists reprimanded for selling the wrong drugs or the incorrect amount. They are mistakes that can impact your health, your family’s health and even your pets.
Tune in to WRAL News at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Health Team Physician Dr. Allen Mask will join us to talk about the one thing you need to do every time you pick up a prescription.