My understanding of a criminal is someone who has chosen to do something against the law of this country – this is clearly not the case where an accidental mistake is made
I am concerned that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who accidentally give the wrong medication to a patient have been prosecuted and convicted in criminal courts. Whilst not wanting to minimise the effects of such an error, is it really right to proceed to a criminal trial? Surely an investigation by the regulating bodies would be more appropriate in the first instance. This happens in other fields of medical practice.