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If a Prescription Drug Overdose Death Occurs, is the Medical Professional Liable?

An Atlanta-area woman recently died from an accidental overdose of prescription medication. Authorities state that 38-year-old Joy Wommack, of Duval, died in October 2012 from a lethal combination of Xanax, Valium, and various antidepressants and painkillers that she apparently had obtained from the nearby Physician Pain Management clinic. Dr. Russell Sachs, the clinic’s director, who […]

The Dangers of Pharmacy Errors

Prescription drugs are commonplace in most people’s homes.  Prescriptions can range from a one-time antibiotic to treat your daughter’s ear infection to routine prescriptions to treat chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes or pain. Two recent news articles highlight the potentially deadly and tragic effects of pharmacy errors.  After reading these articles about two […]