What Does Amazon’s Entrance into the Pharmacy Market Mean for Maryland Pharmacy Errors?

Amazon is one of the most valuable companies in the United States, and is getting even more and more utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic, as Americans order an increasing amount of things online, from groceries to pet supplies, books, and décor. Now, Maryland shoppers may be able to get one more thing from this giant retailer: their prescriptions. Last month, Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Pharmacy, a delivery service for prescription medications. The service would allow Amazon customers to purchase prescription drugs with or without health insurance, which Amazon claims will save them money, up to “80 percent off generic and 40 percent off brand name medications when paying without insurance.” Is is unclear, however, how Amazon Pharmacy could impact the prevalence of Maryland pharmacy errors.

While the potential savings on drug prices sound great, experts say that Amazon Pharmacy is likely not going to be a game-changer when it comes to the high cost of prescription medications.  Customers may enjoy some savings, but this online option is likely to work similarly to other online pharmacies and cannot solve the large and complicated problem of U.S. drug pricing. Still, professionals are watching to see what impact Amazon Pharmacy has and how many Americans utilize it for their medications.

Maryland pharmacy errors are a persistent problem, sometimes causing severe injury or illness. And, unfortunately, anyone who has ever ordered something online can tell you that online shopping does not always go off without a hitch—sometimes the wrong product or item can be sent, items can be swapped with others, or a package could get lost or never arrived. Pharmacy safety advocates should watch closely to see whether or not Amazon Pharmacy falls prey to the same errors that occur in pharmacies every day. It’s very possible that pharmacy errors continue to plague Maryland patients, regardless of where they get their prescription.

What Is a Patient's Remedy for a Pharmacy Error?

If a pharmacy error does occur using Amazon Pharmacy, the injured patient would have the option to file a personal injury lawsuit against Amazon, to recover for the damages suffered. However, filing a suit against a company worth over 1 trillion dollars may be intimidating. Potential plaintiffs may want to consider working with a seasoned attorney knowledgeable in this area of the law and experienced filing suit against negligent companies, rather than attempt to win these suits on their own.

Contact an Experienced Maryland Pharmacy Error Attorney

Regardless of the cause of the Maryland pharmacy error or the source of the medication, the personal injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen can work with you to bring you justice and help you recover for your injuries. If you want to schedule a risk-free initial consultation with an experienced attorney with years of experience in this field, call our firm today at 800-654-1949. Our team has decades of combined trial experience and is not afraid to stand up to large companies and pharmacies to defend our client’s legal rights. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you and take the first step towards recovery.

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