Girl Dies After Pharmacist Refuses To Give Epipen Without Prescription

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It sounds like when the refusal was given, the pharmacist thought they could comfortably make it to the hospital in time. What I'd like to know is, what happened after the girl collapsed? Was the pharmacist asked again? Did they still say no? Very sad story.

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So, anyone else ever wonder what's causing these things? 20 years ago, few had ever even heard of a peanut allergy-now you can't eat a peanut without someone nearby going into shock from the proximity. Something rotten is afoot.

 

I suspect that its something in what mothers are eating while pregnant. That's not to say its their fault, per se, but something people eat or put into their system is causing babies to be born with all kinds of weird things. As well, vaccines cause problems in children, and babies being fed soy-based formulas. Its all the artificial garbage, artificial sweeteners, stuff with any bit of nutrition refined out of them. What moms put in them during pregnancy will effect their children. This isn't happening in a vacuum.

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A pharmacist cannot give a prescription drug without a prescription.  In such a case as this,  the child has had a prescription and should have a repeat prescription form the pharmacist could call the Dr and get him to email a prescription.  My wife has an arrangement with the pharmacist in which she phones them and tells them which items she needs and they collect the prescription from the doctor and will deliver it to our home if required.  As she is a regular, when she has left it too late, they will issue part of the order on account, and the rest when they get the prescription.  

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If he had given her the shot, he would be a hero in his nation. That family may have moved all their refills to his store and he would made money in the long run.

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From the article:

"The family rushed round the corner to the Hamilton Long chemist shop but a male worker told Caroline they couldn’t give her an EpiPen shot"

The pharmacy employee told the girl, which means to me that he saw the girl was suffering from a reaction and having trouble breathing.  He should have given the mother the Epipen.  This is the situation that happens much to often in our uncaring society.  Nobody wants to get involved . . . . nobody wants to stick their neck out. . . . not many good samaritans around. . . . not many heroes.

 

God bless,

Larry

They should have gone to the hospital , of course Ireland, they are probably a socialized medicine country and would have to wait too long anyway.

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On new year's eve I slipped in  the garden and fell damaging my ribs. By yesterday evening I was in so much pain I called the out of hours doctor.  She said as it was Saturday evening they were very busy, I would have to wait for an appointment till about 11.30pm and travel to Canterbury, or I could wait for a doctor to visit me and that would be in 4 to 6 hours, or she could write me a prescription and text it to the nearest pharmacy that would be open, six miles away. As I was not in any condition to drive, I opted fro a home visit, they said it would be 6 to 8 hours, 2.00am to 4.00am.  The doctor arrived and left by 11.30 apologising for being late as they had sent her to the wrong town.

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I was hit by a car in 94, breaking two ribs and a collarbone.  I would not let the paramedics at the scene take me to the hospital, as at the time they were there, I felt fine.  I did not realize I had the internal injuries.

Needless to say, three hours later, I was in excruciating pain and had my sister take me to the emergency room where I found ut how bad it was.

I am sure your pain is as bad as mine was.  I've been there.  Praying for a quick healing for you.

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On new year's eve I slipped in the garden and fell damaging my ribs. By yesterday evening I was in so much pain I called the out of hours doctor. She said as it was Saturday evening they were very busy, I would have to wait for an appointment till about 11.30pm and travel to Canterbury, or I could wait for a doctor to visit me and that would be in 4 to 6 hours, or she could write me a prescription and text it to the nearest pharmacy that would be open, six miles away. As I was not in any condition to drive, I opted fro a home visit, they said it would be 6 to 8 hours, 2.00am to 4.00am. The doctor arrived and left by 11.30 apologising for being late as they had sent her to the wrong town.


You can get home visits?! Wow...

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Home visits are a rarity in most civilized countries.

Now, don't take that statement to mean that I was saying Invicta's country is not civilized.  I did qualify my statement with the word "most."

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I liked the "civilization" we had when I was younger as opposed to now. We had a local doctor who made house calls, and who also saw patients in his home after hours. Our little town even had our own hospital.

 

The government trying to further "civilize" us made it impossible to keep a hospital here and when our local doctor died there were no others who wanted to come to a small rural town.

 

We do have a clinic, ran by a nurse practitioner, who is the granddaughter of the doctor who used to serve here.

 

Of course, before "civilization" was forced upon us, we also had several gas stations, cafe's, local businesses, etc.

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You can get home visits?! Wow...

 

When we were young, we did not have appointments, you just went to the Dr and waited your turn. Now we have appointments, and you have to ring at 8.00 and join a telephone queue, to be sure of getting an appointment and then you don't always manage it.  They only have a limited number or appointments that you can book in advance.  If it is urgent, you can bypass the system by dialing, I think 9, or if not so urgent you can ask for a telephone appointment when the Dr rings you back when he has a few minutes.

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You can get home visits?! Wow...

 

The following is from the information sheet from our surgery, dated Nov 2009.   

 

Appointments

Consultations with a doctor are by appointment. Our appointment
system leaves a large number of appointments free to be booked on
the day a patient calls. However, we have tried to adapt our appointment

system to meet all our patients needs. Therefore, there are
some appo
intments that can be booked up to two weeks in advance.
Hopefully this new system will help with the delay in trying to book an
appointment at 8.00am
. For all appointments please telephone 0844
477 2566 and select option 1. Please ask at reception for a copy of
surgery times.

 

 

MISSED APPOINTMENTS

 

If you miss your appointment, someone else will not be able to see a
doctor or nurse. Please ring in and cancel if you are unable to keep
your appointment for any reason
.

 

TELEPHONE ADVICE

 

Sometimes you may prefer to consult your doctor or nurse
by telephone. To arrange a telephone consultation, 'phone
for an appointment in the usual way and ask to speak to
the doctor or nurse on the telephone
. You will be asked
for a telephone number for the doctor or nurse to contact you/

for your consultation.

 

HOME VISITS

 

can be offered for those whose medical condition is so severe that
they cannot be expected to attend surgery or where mobility is
severely reduced. In all other circumstances we would encourage you

to attend the surgery. If you think a home visit may be required

please contact the surgery before 10.30 am.

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Hope you're doing better, invicta.

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Hope you're doing better, invicta.

 

Thanks for asking, LuAnne.

 

Actually I am not so good today.  I didn't get much sleep last night, but I did make our morning service, but not the evening.  

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Thanks for asking, LuAnne.

Actually I am not so good today. I didn't get much sleep last night, but I did make our morning service, but not the evening.


Sorry to hear that. Am praying for you.

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I wouldn't wan t to be that pharmacist right now....or the parents.

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