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Four patients injected with wrong medication survive

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.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Herald Tribune

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About: Four patients injected with wrong medication survive

Date: 13 October 2004

Source: Herald Tribune

Author: Margaret Mille

URL: http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040928/BUSINESS/409280513/1060

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