State of Missouri Board of Pharmacy investigated only 74 mis-fills last year

According to information released in a lawsuit against Walgreens in the St Louis area. The Missouri State Board of Pharmacy only had 74 investigation regarding mis-filled prescriptions in 2010. With a estimated 100,000 deaths from medical mistakes and another 1.5 million people harmed by medication errors.

Missouri has a population of 6 million or about 2% of the entire US population. Using this number, the number of people harmed in a year in Missouri by Rx mis-fills would be ~ 30,000 and only 74 reached the level of investigation by the state board of Pharmacy ?

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