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Pharmacy gives infant heart drugs 10 times the prescribed dosage

A nine week old baby recovering from surgery for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome was twice given the wrong dosage for a prescription tablet. The heart drug captopril obtained from the chemist was 10 times the prescribed amount.

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About: Pharmacy gives infant heart drugs 10 times the prescribed dosage

Date: 15 April 2004

Source: BBC News UK Edition

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/3629907.stm

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