Your Health, Their Mistakes: Medication Errors at Pharmacies

Ian N. McCallister, Author at Thomas & Wickenheiser, LLC

The Hidden Risks of Mail Order Pharmacies

Mail order pharmacies have made significant inroads in capturing a greater percentage of the drug dispensing business. And, it is a big business. Americans filled approximately 5.8 billion prescriptions in 2018 (a record). With a U.S. population of about 327.2 million, that equates to 17.7 prescriptions per person. Nearly 96% of employers offer a mail


How to Read a Prescription Label

There’s a wealth of information if you know where to look. Quick. Think of a prescription medication you’re currently taking (or have taken in the past). Can you name everything that was listed on the label? If you’re like most of us, chances are you can’t. Of course, you probably thought of the drug name,


When Medication Harms

Think about your medicine cabinet. If you have at least one prescription drug on a shelf, you’re in good company.  According to a study published this year by the National Center for Health Statistics, about 46% of of the U.S. population (about 150 million) used prescription drugs during 2015-2016 with approximately 85% of adults over