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Scott A. Strassels, PharmD, PhD, BCPS; August 2006
In anticipation of discharge, a patient's opiate medication is changed from an immediate-release to a long-acting formbut the dose was incorrectly converted, resulting in an overdose. The patient develops respiratory distress and requires a 2-week stay in the ICU.