More than 1.3 million people are injured every year from medication errors according to FDA estimates.

Some pharmacy errors have been deadly and as CBS 2 Investigative Reporter Pam Zekman found out, regulatory oversight of pharmacy errors here in Illinois has been hampered by a court decision and legislative failures.

The most typical pharmacy errors include patients who get the wrong drug, dosage or instructions even someone else’s medication.

“What a blunder this is,” says Robin Ahmed, whose then five-year-old son Ali Ahmed was given an adult Ali Ahmed’s Haloperidol, an antipsychotic instead of his allergy medication.

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