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Jury awards $8 million in pharmacy negligence case

A jury recently awarded a woman almost $8 million after she lost the use of her only kidney when a local drugstore gave her five times the amount of medication that she was supposed to receive. The pharmacy malpractice occurred when there was a miscommunication between two drug stores resulted in the woman being told to take 1250 milligrams of an anti-rejection drug for her kidney transplant instead of 250 milligrams. The pharmacy computer system flagged the prescription, but a worker filled it using a manual override.

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