CVS suspends pharmacy tech involved in child's death in 2006

May 21, 2007

CVS has suspended pharmacy technician Katie Dudash from its Euclid, Ohio, store after learning that she was involved in administering a lethal dose of medication to a child while she worked as a technician at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland.

CVS has suspended pharmacy technician Katie Dudash from its Euclid, Ohio, store after learning that she was involved in administering a lethal dose of medication to a child while she worked as a technician at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland. Dudash allegedly filled a plastic bag with concentrated sodium chloride—a 23.4% solution—instead of using a prepared saline solution of less than 1%, according to testimony presented in April to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. The baby, who was getting chemotherapy treatment, died three days later because of the mix-up.

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