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Fatal misadministration of IV vincristine.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. December 1, 2005

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December 14, 2005
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. December 1, 2005

This alert responds to fatal medication errors involving vincristine and reiterates the importance of adhering to error reduction strategies. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices is conducting a survey on administration of intravenous vincristine; the survey is included with this alert.