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Patient Safety Alert 14: Pharmacy Compounding Safe Practice Recommendations (PDF)

The AMC PSO recently held its follow up Medication Safety Task Force collaborative convening session in order to discuss the best practices regarding the issues within compounding sterile preparations and patient safety that were brought up in the first meeting.


One retrospective study examining breast implant lawsuits (O’Brien C, 1999) detailed how plaintiffs used individual legal claims against doctor defendants to push these physicians into quick and lower monetary settlements so larger, and more expensive, future lawsuits against the manufacturers could be financed.

  • Plaintiffs have also won recent combined lawsuits against physicians and manufactures over medication and medical device malfunctions (Gallegos A, 2013): In 2012, a jury ordered a physician and manufacturer to pay $5.5 million to a mesh implant plaintiff. Jurors found the manufacturer 60% at fault and the surgeon 40% at fault. Multiple lawsuits regarding flawed mesh implants are currently in motion.



Library of All AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts

For even more patient safety alert material, please review our series of AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts to understand the variety of topics covered by our members. AMC PSO makes patient safety learnings available to the public as part of CRICO’s ongoing commitment towards improving patient safety across the continuum of care.


August 31, 2013
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