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Startling report on medicine mix-ups

April 6, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study finds mix-ups, accidental overdoses and bad drug reactions are doing harm to about one of every 15 hospitalized children.A new study finds mix-ups, accidental overdoses and bad drug reactions are doing harm to about one of every 15 hospitalized children.

The study's authors say more than a half-million hospitalized kids are being harmed, each year.

Concerns were heightened last year by the accidental drug overdose of actor Dennis Quaid's newborn twins

The study will be released Monday in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics.

 

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