Target - Potential Prescription Error
Drugs - Complaint
TUKWILA, WASHINGTON -- On 9/31/12, I picked up a prescription, for pravasatin, 10mgs, bid prn, for ninety days. The pharmcy tech, checked the contents of the bottle, and discovered white pills and pink pills, in the same container. Were they the same pills - who knows? Being an nurse, I felt unsafe, leaving with the mixed pills in the same container.
The pharmacy tech, enlisted the help of the pharmacy. He didn't seem to be concerened, stating other pharmacies, mixed different colored drugs. However, she was to be applauded, as she insisted the pharamacist, check the pills against a identification chart. They were correct.
This story could have a different ending, if I wasn't a nurse, and were a lay person, or an eldelderly person instead. Such a situation could be very confusing, and the patient may be reluctant to take her medicine.