Prescription Errors at Air Force Base Medical Facility Raises Questions and Concern

While officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio have stated that no one was seriously harmed by eight prescription errors recently uncovered, the pattern of errors causes concern and questions about the handling of prescription on the military base. According to the Air Force Times, “A statement Monday from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton said investigators found eight instances of Tylenol mixed with a muscle relaxant. The review results focused on improving procedures for maintaining and interacting with the robot used to automatically dispense refills at the Kittyhawk Pharmacy. The statement says quality checks will be run before re-starting the robot, which was determined to be functioning properly. The review recommended adding more controls to daily operating procedures due to the pharmacy’s extraordinary workflow.”