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Did your medication make you sick?

Have you been a victim of an error made by a pharmacist? The consequences may not only be costly but also life threatening. Some would suggest you could avoid such mistakes if you frequent only one pharmacy and build a relationship with the pharmacist who will become familiar with your needs and ailments. Although electronic prescriptions are becoming the norm, errors may continue to occur in Massachusetts and elsewhere.

When the doctor you trusted to treat you made things worse

If you've needed surgery lately, you may have spent weeks or months researching all available surgeons in the area before choosing a doctor and undergoing surgery. Like most patients, you probably had high hopes that your doctors would do everything possible to perform a successful surgery.

Are you a victim of compounding pharmacy errors?

One of the great advances of modern medicine is the ability to access personalized medications, formulated and packaged specifically for you an your needs. The possibilities inherent in this type of individualized treatment can be life-giving for thousands of patients worldwide who have very specific needs and weaknesses.

What is off label prescribing of medication?

In addition to what they're commonly designed to treat, many medications have other uses and can help with other conditions. When medications are given that way, it's called off label prescribing. This way of addressing health conditions can be extremely helpful for some patients. However, it can also lead to dangerous problems that would not have come about if the medication would have been used for the condition it was intended to treat. Some off label uses are more commonly accepted than others, as well, and that can lead a doctor to offer medications that may or may not be effective or come with serious side effects.

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