Dr. Laird Goodman Talks Pharmacy Substitution Errors with JVAMA
Surveys describe harm from differences between prescriptions and drugs dispensed. Dr. Laird M. Goodman, owner of Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital in Beaverton, Ore., said a client told him she cut an epileptic dog’s phenobarbital dosage in half on advice from a pharmacist who thought the dosage was high. The dog’s seizures returned and could not be controlled, leading to a decision to administer euthanasia.
He also has seen alterations to patients’ thyroid medication prescriptions. Learn more about pharmacy substitution errors in the latest JVAMA newsletter.