Thursday, January 15, 2015

Patients Die from Practice Saline

The FDA warned health care facilities not to use fake medicines on actual patients as "practice medicines" killed one person and sickened others.  The question is how fake IV solutions were distributed to hospitals such that personnel saw them as real saline products?  The deadly products were intended only to be used in simulations.  There are many unanswered questions.  It remains to be seen if the FDA fills in the blanks.