Prescriptions and medications are one of the many tools that doctors and medical staff have at their disposal to help heal the sick or injured. But just like other treatments and procedures, physicians and prescribing professionals must adhere to a certain standard of care when dolling out medicine. Medication errors, whether wrong dosages or the wrong medicine entirely, can have dire consequences for patients.
A New York doctor from the Syracuse area is faced legal charges after a patient using psychiatric drugs died. A jury accused him of causing the patient to commit suicide because he overmedicated him with the drugs. Pharmaceutical companies apparently paid the doctor big money to promote these medications to other physicians.