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Four patients at a Sarasota hospital received a cardiac medication that increases heart rate instead of one to decrease inflammation. None of the patients died from the error. Apparently the medications are in a very similarly shaped and labeled bottle. Several other mistakes occurred in the same hospital: a heart cathertisation was performed on the wrong patient and infusion of wrong blood type in a critically ill woman.
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About: Four patients injected with wrong medication survive
Date: 13 October 2004
Source: Herald Tribune
Author: Margaret Mille
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