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Medicine: Pharmacy Mistakes (Part I) #960194

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 01, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) An ABC News investigation into pharmacy errors with prescription drugs examined; details given about the case of Beth Hippely, who got the wrong blood thinner pills from a Walgreens high school student technician that led to her stroke. [HIPPELY - comments.] [Attorney Trent SPECKHALS†- says error in medicine is harm.] [Kroger pharmacy TECHNICIAN - testifies she was thrown into the lion's den.] [National Assn. of Chain Drug Stores Edith ROSATO†- defends safety; states error reporting is not mandatory.] A statement from Walgreens about prescription quality noted.

Sawyer, Diane;
Ross, Brian

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