May 15, 2008

Medical “Mistakes” Harm 1 in 15 Children

You may have heard the recent news about the complications suffered by actor Dennis Quaid’s newborn twins after they were given massive doses of the blood thinner Heparin® by accident. Well, now, a scientific study conducted by the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality confirmed that nearly 1 in every 15 children hospitalized are given either the wrong medications, someone else’s medications or are accidentally overdosed – all to suffer some bad adverse drug reaction.

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