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Failed check system for chemotherapy leads to pharmacist's "no contest" plea for involuntary manslaughter.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 23, 2009;14:1-2.
This article examines a case in which a health care professional faces criminal charges for a medication error. The piece discusses how criminalization of errors in health care could thwart broader efforts to learn from mistakes.
Davies T. Washington Post. September 22, 2006.
This article reports on the deaths of three infants from heparin overdoses and describes how the hospital community has responded to the errors.