Just because a drug has been recalled doesn’t mean that it has been eliminated from pharmacy and hospital inventory. According to the Associated Press/San Jose (California) Mercury Sun, during an investigation by the California Board of Pharmacy, heparin, which was recalled last winter, was found 94 times in California hospitals and at least 16 hospitals administered the drug to patients. Nearly 100 pharmacists and the hospitals they work for were fined $2,000 to $5,000 by the Board of Pharmacy, according to the report. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled heparin early last year after a large number of patients ... Read More
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