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Error with medication lead to man's death

An elderly man was admitted to hospital for management of bipolar disorder and during his stay received 60 times the required dose of the wrong medication due to a pharmacy error. The man died four days after his admission due to overdosing on Librium, an anti-anxiety medication instead of being given Lithium, a common drug used to treat bipolar disorder.

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About: Error with medication lead to man's death

Date: 13 September 2005


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