Ritalin case highlights dispensing concerns

Two separate pharmacies issued the same patient with a higher dose than prescribed of Ritalin, in a case highlighted by the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

The board is continuing its efforts to improve dispensing accuracy and best practice by outlining case studies of dispensing errors.

In the latest board newsletter, two de-identified cases that highlight errors are outlined “in the expectation that, in future, such errors will be avoided.”

One case saw the incorrect dispensing of methylphenidate HCƖ 30mg (Ritalin