Pharmacy Practice News Reports On a Case Trent Successfully Tried Where a Prescription Error Resulted In Death

A Georgia jury returned a verdict of $500,000 against a Doctor who caused a terminal cancer patient’s premature death.  The doctor gave confusing and improper directions on how to take the chemotherapy medication and wrote the prescription for more pills than were needed, resulting in an overdose.

The Pharmacist and Pharmacy in the case reached a confidential settlement with the patient’s survivors before it went to trial.