When a doctor prescribes medication, we go to our local Wilmington pharmacy and have the prescription filled. Few of us check the bottle to make sure we get the right prescription. Even fewer would probably notice if the long word on the bottle matches the illegible scribble on the physician's prescription. But we probably should because pharmacists make mistakes and those errors could be fatal.
A pharmaceutical error can be an easy error to make. However, it can also come with great consequences. A woman recently shared her story of how her life has been forever changed because of one pharmaceutical error. North Carolina readers may have read her story after she entered an essay contest and now shares her story with a broader audience.