We rely upon doctors to give patients the medication that they need, when they need it. We also rely on them to know what medicines will work for patients and what dosage they should take. We count on pharmacists to fill the prescriptions as they are written.
Sadly, medical professionals can accidentally prescribe medication that isn’t right for a patient. Patients can suffer allergic reactions if they’re given a medicine that doesn’t work with their body. Incorrect medications or dosages can have long-term or fatal effects.
Pharmacists may fill prescriptions incorrectly, put medications in the incorrect bottle, and fail to warn patients of side effects and interactions with other medications. Writing and filling prescriptions is a complex process. Things can and do go wrong.