Hollywood Actor Launches Nat’l. Meidcation Error Prevention Program

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Dec 08, 2009 in Dangerous Drugs

Actor Dennis Quaid launched a nationwide program aimed at preventing medication errors such as the one that led to overdoses for his two newborn twins two years ago.

Quaid announced the National Alert Network for Serious Medication Errors yesterday at a conference in Las Vegas for pharmacists and other health professionals.

The alert system is designed to send out roughly 35,000 email alerts to pharmacists, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals when a serious or potentially serious error happens in giving medication.

In November 2007, Quaids newborns were given overdoses of a blood thinner by a Los Angeles hospital. The hospital was fined, apologized and later settled with the Quaids.

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