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A Closer Look (Bad Medicine) #856387

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 30, 2007
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(Studio: Kate Snow) IMS Health statistics on prescription drug sales cited.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The unreported epidemic of pharmacy errors examined; details given about the case of young Alexandra Gurkey‡, who suffered a devastating brain damage and blood thinner medication patient Beth Hippely†, who suffered a massive stroke, from getting the wrong pills from Walgreens and about the pharmacy chains' reliance on "pharmacy technicians," including high school students. [National Assn. of Chain Drug Stores Mary Ann WAGNER†, retired Walgreens pharmacist Bill KENNEDY, Hippely family attorney Karen TERRY††- comment.] [HIPPELY - reacts.]

Snow, Kate;
Ross, Brian

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