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Old 06-23-2016, 02:55 AM
 
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Something like that shouldn't be reported by the media unless there is solid evidence. The kid's death could have nothing to do with the pharmacist's mistake.
That's a prime example of why sane people no longer pay any attention to words from the media. They make up stories to fill time and space.
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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The death of a child is a joke to you?


In regards to the medication, if the boy had been taking the same medication for a while, his parents should have noticed a difference in the actual pill before giving it to the child.
Each medication dose is in a slightly different form of pill with a different marker on the medication.
The parents should have noticed the difference and not given the child the pills but returned to the pharmacy.
Apparently it was a compounded medication, the article mentions it being "mixed" by the pharmacist. So it may have been a liquid or it may have been in a pill or capsule that is not marked.

Also, generics can come from different manufacturers and the same pill purchased from one manufacturer can look completely different from the same med and dosage as one from a different manufacturer.

So you can't really put this on the parents.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:23 AM
 
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I've seen medical mistakes like this in real life, and the repercussions were awful. Poor kid.

Some jobs, if you mess up- you ruin someone's day. In medicine, law enforcement etc. , if you mess up, you can ruin someone's life. Or end it.
Most jobs if you mess up you can ruin someones life. I'm an electrician if i mess up people can be killed.

People make mistakes it's human nature.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Apparently it was a compounded medication, the article mentions it being "mixed" by the pharmacist. So it may have been a liquid or it may have been in a pill or capsule that is not marked.

Also, generics can come from different manufacturers and the same pill purchased from one manufacturer can look completely different from the same med and dosage as one from a different manufacturer.

So you can't really put this on the parents.
It was a compounded liquid.
As per the report on my local news this morning, the boy fell into an unwakeable sleep directly after getting a dose from the new prescription, was hospitalized and, while released from the hospital to home, was never the same after.
He continued to deteriorate until he died.

It is perfectly understandable to me why the mother would consider the mistake the event that led to this outcome.
Also understandable why it is being covered as it is.
People should be reminded that these mistakes can happen at any time.


Mother blames pharmacy for 8-year-old boy’s death | FOX31 Denver
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:03 AM
 
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It was a compounded liquid.
As per the report on my local news this morning, the boy fell into an unwakeable sleep directly after getting a dose from the new prescription, was hospitalized and, while released from the hospital to home, was never the same after.
He continued to deteriorate until he died.

It is perfectly understandable to me why the mother would consider the mistake the event that led to this outcome.
Also understandable why it is being covered as it is.
People should be reminded that these mistakes can happen at any time.


Mother blames pharmacy for 8-year-old boy’s death | FOX31 Denver


The article you linked make no mention of the boy never being the same after holloween. In fact this is the only reference really to any event post release from the hospital in November 2015

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On June 7, Jake fell ill, and began vomiting and urinating blood. His mother rushed him to the hospital. His blood platelets were clotting throughout his bloodstream. This time, the little boy didn’t make it.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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That's a prime example of why sane people no longer pay any attention to words from the media. They make up stories to fill time and space.
Regardless of what led to the death of the child, there is a more pressing matter no one addressed. Why is it that this pharmacist is still allowed to practice after making such a grave error? According to the reports the person literally received no type of consequences for their actions. This is a high liability profession where "innocent mistakes" can lead to permanent physical harm to victims. So why hasn't the pharmacist been disciplined?
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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The article you linked make no mention of the boy never being the same after holloween. In fact this is the only reference really to any event post release from the hospital in November 2015
That was noted during this morning's broadcast.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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So when are they going to shoot the pharmacist ?
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:20 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Regardless of what led to the death of the child, there is a more pressing matter no one addressed. Why is it that this pharmacist is still allowed to practice after making such a grave error? According to the reports the person literally received no type of consequences for their actions. This is a high liability profession where "innocent mistakes" can lead to permanent physical harm to victims. So why hasn't the pharmacist been disciplined?
Maybe because nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes. It's horrible when a mistake has such a high cost, but that is one of the reasons pharmacists are required to carry the insurance they do. I'm fairly certain if the 'mistake' was found to be caused by incompetence or gross negligence there will be some type of discipline.
If you are in a profession where your mistakes don't have those kinds of repercussions count yourself fortunate.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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It's tragic that this kid died and maybe it was the pharmacists fault maybe it wasn't. But as a society we need to stop medicating our children and ourselves for every little "disease" that the pharmaceutical companies are convincing us we have. 40 years ago you didn't hear about kids having ADD-HD now every other kid has it. Same with autism 30 years ago you only heard about autism after the movie Rainman came out now 50% of kid are diagnosed with it. Let kids be kids don't let medication take the place of good parenting.
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