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Newspaper/Magazine Article

Hospital drug errors far from uncommon.

Lin R-G II; Watanabe T.

November 28, 2007
Lin R-G II; Watanabe T.

This article reports on a non-fatal medication error that involved several neonates (including the newborn twins of actor Dennis Quaid) receiving a concentration of heparin 1000 times higher than intended. The discussion includes current hospital efforts to prevent medication errors and the growing interest in use of bar coding technology. A similar error captured headlines in 2006 when it caused the deaths of three infants.