08 Dec: Van Drew ‘Pharmacy Quality Improvement Error Prevention Act’ Approved In Committee

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew which would establish an error prevention program among New Jersey’s pharmacies was unanimously approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee today.

“Pharmacists are only human, and mistakes can happen when filling a patient’s prescription,” said Senator Van Drew, D-Cape May and Cumberland. “However, those mistakes can have serious consequences if a patient ends up taking the wrong medication. This bill would help pharmacies avoid medical errors which could jeopardize the health and safety of their customers, and would make health care in New Jersey much safer.”