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Prescription Errors May Lead To Tragedy in Florida

Prescription errors are common in the U.S. and may seriously injure or kill unsuspecting patients. Millions of Americans depend on their prescription medication to keep them healthy, cure a condition, minimize their symptoms and help them to achieve a better quality of life. A team of medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are responsible for writing, filling, dispensing and sometimes administering medication to patients.

Watch out for drunk or distracted drivers on Florida roads

Florida roads can be dangerous in the summer from distracted or intoxicated drivers. Summer is a social time in central Florida, but motor-vehicle drivers need to take care to remain focused and vigilant behind the wheel. Teens and college students are on summer break from school. Families take to the roads for vacations and day trips to Florida beaches and theme parks. Holidays, weddings, graduations - all great reasons for summer parties that sometimes include alcohol.

Florida truck accidents claim the lives of innocent motorists

Large commercial trucks pose a threat to other motorists on the road, especially if they are operated by impaired, distracted or drowsy drivers. Large commercial tractor trailers are an essential part of the country's economy, delivering necessities to various locations nation-wide. Driving alongside these massive vehicles can be a bit scary, and for a good reason.

Child pedestrian accidents a concern as school starts

This fall, there may be an increased risk of a child getting hit by a car as children walk to and from school or the bus stop. Summer is over, and kids everywhere have traded beach towels and flip flops for backpacks and binders. Drivers in Florida have likely encountered children throughout the summer crossing streets on their way to parks, swimming pools and friends' homes, but the risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident has not diminished now that school has started. In fact, children may face more danger now than during the summer.