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Medication error has no long term effect on patient

A emergency room patient suffering from respiratory failure was accidentally given morphine sulfate 2mg instead of magnesium sulfate due to the nurse's misinterpretation of the medication order. The patient was then given Narcan to reverse the drugs effects. The patient suffered no long term effects.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by US Pharmacist

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About: Medication error has no long term effect on patient

Date: 15 November 2004

Source: US Pharmacist

URL: http://www.uspharmacist.com/index.asp?show=article&page=8_1380.htm

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