In McKee v. American Home Products, the Washington Supreme Court held that pharmacists' duties do not include contacting physicians who make judgment errors when prescribing medication. When physicians make obvious errors, however, juries decide whether pharmacists should contact physicians. This Note examines McKee and proposes that either juries should determine pharmacists' duties in all cases or, alternatively, the legislature should require pharmacists to contact physicians whenever prescriptions as issued could harm patients.
Elizabeth D. Smith,
Are Pharmacists Responsible for Physicians' Prescription Errors? McKee v. American Home Products, 113 Wash. 2d 701, 782 P.2d 1045 (1989),
65 Wash. L. Rev.
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