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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.
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Smetzer JL, Cohen MR. Hosp Pharm. 2008;43;788-792.
This monthly selection of reports includes errors involving epidural medication administered intravenously and mistaken reuse of discontinued drugs.