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More Than a Drug Store: Litigating Pharmaceutical Liability Claims

1h 1m

Created on December 11, 2020





Pharmacy practice is unique in the healthcare space. The pharmacist is not a physician, and many people do not even consider the pharmacist's role in the continuum of care - and yet, there is no margin of error for pharmacy practitioners. The pharmacist stands between the patient and their physician, as well as the drug manufacturers and insurance providers. This can create issues in the duty to warn, and also complicate questions of liability when an error is made in the pharmacy. 

Historically, the pharmacy has been a self-regulated profession, and it can be confusing to understand how different healthcare regulations, as well as more traditional tort law, claims, apply to the practice. This program, presented by Alexis A. Adams, will discuss what happens when a patient is injured due to pharmacy errors and/or negligence, including the available causes of action and defenses, and analyze the overlap between federal and state regulations and traditional tort practice in pharmaceutical liability claims. 

This program will benefit both plaintiff and defense attorneys litigating pharmacy malpractice lawsuits.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify available causes of action and defenses in a pharmacy malpractice claim
  2. Discuss the interplay of federal and state regulations on pharmacy
  3. Analyze the varying views of pharmacy practice in different jurisdictions and discuss how this may affect available claims in a malpractice or product liability suit
  4. Review pharmacy procedure and the pharmacy's role in a patient's health care and treatment 

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