Prescription Drugs & Medical Malpractice

With the flood of dangerous prescription medications & people taking multiple dugs, adverse drug reactions occur every day.  And so does medical malpractice stemming from these dangerous drugs.

Over 7 BILLION Prescriptions Filled in the United States

Last year over 7,000,000,000 (7 BILLION!!!) prescriptions were filled in the U.S.  That’s enough for each man, woman and child in the. U.S. to take 21 pills a year.

10 Points to Consider in Medication-Related Cases

Presented by toxicologist Dr. Allison A. Muller, this CLE explores 10 different points when analyzing the details of a possible medication-related case. Dr. Muller will: identify “red flags” in a medical record that a patient may have suffered harmed from a medication, cite 2 reasons why safe dosages of a medication vary among patients, list 3 resources for reliable & user-friendly drug information and analyze 4 case examples from her own practice.  To access the course please click here: Medication Misadventures: Medical Malpractice from a Toxicologist’s Perspective.

Pennsylvania CLE Topics:

* Prescription Stats

* When medication misadventures occur

* Overdose & drug interactions

* Limitations of the medical chart

* Right medication… right patient? Right dose?

* Antidotes: why are they in the chart?

* Drug levels

* Older adults & medications

* Safety

* Checking the prescribing information

* Some drugs have rare toxicities

* Drug info resources and picking the right toxicologist

Dr. Allison Muller – Board-Certified Toxicologist

Dr. Muller is a board-certified toxicologist, fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and registered pharmacist with over 20 years’ experience in the field of clinical toxicology.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Alabama (AL)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* Missouri (MO)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

* Vermont (VT)

Pennsylvania CLE

Attorney Credits offers Civility CLE for attorneys in Pennsylvania and around the country. For more information about CLE in Pennsylvania please click the following link: PA CLE.