Pharmacy Errors Year in Review

Perhaps the biggest story of 2013 in the area of pharmacy errors revolved around the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to compounding errors in tainted steroids from the New England Compounding Center that caused hundreds of illnesses and dozens of deaths around the country. In response, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy came down on six compounding pharmacies in four states. Meanwhile, the FDA and state pharmacy boards also stepped up inspections and found an abundance of safety violations at

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Target Data Breach Serves as a Reminder to Monitor Your Credit Report

Earlier this month, hackers obtained about 40 million credit card and debit card numbers used by customers at the retail store Target between November 27th and December 15th. The information obtained by the hackers included not only the numbers but also the names on the cards, expiration dates and encrypted security codes – basically everything an identity thief needs to make fraudulent charges on those cards. Most recently it was announced that the hackers obtained encrypted PINs for the debit

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