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Medication Error Death – Former Vanderbilt Nurse Pleads Not Guilty

A nurse in Nashville, Tennessee has pled not guilty to charges of reckless homicide after she gave a patient the wrong medication. The nurse worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center at the time the incident occurred. Nurses across the nation have rallied around RaDonda Vaught, stating that the complete facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are [...]

More than 65,000 Young Patients are the Victims of Medication Errors Each Year

When young patients must receive medical care, it rarely even crosses their worried parents' minds that their child could receive improper medication or an improper dosage for their weight or age. Medication errors can also include drugs which interact negatively with another prescribed medication. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, reported that a medication [...]