The Discussion about Our Genres of Drug and Possibilities of Pharmacy Error from a Prescription Error of a New Zealand Pharmacy
According to New Zealand News, a seven-year-old CP (cerebral palsy) boy suffered from serious drug effects and had to rely on the nasogastric tube because the pharmacy had given the wrong dose. A foreign literature review has pointed out the reasons that affect the medical staff to give wrong drugs, which include: insufficient concentration during drug administration, unconfirmed patients, heavy workload, insufficient ability to calculate drug dose, lack of understanding of drug effects and side effects, lack of experience, and lack of being stay alert. It will not only cause people to spend more time and money going to the hospital for replacement, but also delay the treatment of the disease or even do more harm to the patients. To protect the patients’ rights, it’s necessary to discuss and examine the laws and regulations in Taiwan on pharmacists’ authority and duties.