Also following up on a story from years past was Brian Ross on ABC. His Investigates feature reexamined drug store chains that hire barely-trained technicians to dispense medicines. Licensed pharmacists play only a supervisory role. Here is Ross' earlier expose from 2007, which used the same anecdote of Beth Hippely, a cancer patient who suffered a fatal stroke because of an overdose error.
"Critics say the big chains have brought a fast-food culture to the drug-store business," Ross reported. The federal government has no requirement that pharmacists publicize their dispensaries' rates of error: "Why would the public need to know this?" asked Edith Rosato, representing the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
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