The cost of defending a pharmacist license grew 43% in 5 years

Liability claims and incidents involving pharmacists have risen in individual cost, according to a new industry report

The Healthcare Providers Service Organization worked with the American Pharmacists Association and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices to compile data on pharmacist malpractice claims and license defense cases. 

When pharmacists are defending an alleged infraction to their state pharmacy board, the average cost is $7,650 — which is a 43% increase from 2018, and more than twice as expensive as the average expense in 2013, the report found. 

The top five most common allegations that cause a pharmacist's license to be in jeopardy are wrong drug, wrong dose or strength, wrong patient, failing to consult with a practitioner about a concern, and an error in calculation or preparation. 

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