CVS Stores in Ohio Under Fire After Wrong Medication Dispense

Bryan Dijkhuizen

CVS stores in Ohio are under scrutiny for dispensing the wrong medication and losing controlled substances.
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The Ohio Board of Pharmacy found that several CVS stores had serious problems with dispensing the wrong medication and losing controlled substances.

In one instance, a CVS store in Willoughby gave a patient the wrong medication. The patient took the wrong medication and got sick. The store also lost a lot of drugs.

​​“The dispensing software permitted the medication to be verified without scanning the bottle or alerting the pharmacist the standard safety procedure may or may not have been completed,” the Ohio Capital-Journal reports

CVS says it has good policies in place to keep patients safe, but the board doesn't think CVS is following its own policies. The board ordered CVS to fix the problems at all of its Ohio stores.

This is not the first time CVS has been in trouble for giving patients the wrong medication. In 2017, CVS paid $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit over the same issue.

It's important for CVS to fix these problems so that patients can get the right medication and be safe.

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