Barbara Pettengill-Burns on Facebook
a year ago
09/02/2020, 14:04 PM
I was put on blood thinners for massive blood clots in my lungs and after I got out of the hospital we found out I had several in my legs. I was given a prescription for those blood thinners and the pharmacist changed the dosage saying that the electronic prescription looked strange. Had my doctor's office not have called me to check on me and make sure I was taking my medication properly, I would have been minus one of those doses each day until I saw my primary after my hospital stay. That's if I got a chance to see my primary. Pharmacists don't have any right to change a dose. If they see something on the prescription that is questionable their job is to call the doctor. The only thing on the prescription that was questionable was the amount of pills to be dispensed. 60 instead of 74. But the dosage was written out correctly. I went by the next day to get the copy of the electronic prescription. I'm not a doctor, nurse nor a pharmacist but I was medication certified for 12 years to pass medications through the department of children and families in connecticut. Even I know the pharmacist doesn't get to change the dose. The pharmacist(Jennifer) made excuses and so did the pharmacy manager, (Grace) acting like it was no big deal. My life was at stake... it was a freaking big deal! So I did what I do best and and made sure that they were going to be held responsible. It's one thing to make a mistake but like the man who called me from CVS said, you don't get to ignore it and not do an incident report / med dosage error report. Needless to say, I have removed all of my medications from the CVS brand pharmacy. I know it's not every pharmacist, but this was a huge error.