Thursday, June 23, 2005

There's something about North Carolina

I took a quick look at some headlines for Cardinal Health and didn't find nary a hiccup about sending hydraulic fluid under the impression it was cleanser for surgical instruments.

But three (3!) North Carolina hospitals received the shipments. Two of them caught the mistake before using the hydraulic fluid.

Duke University, the one who did not catch the mistake, sent letters out to patients reassuring them there was no risk of infection. Unfortunately, the patients were asking about increased risks of autoimmune or noninfectious disorders.

By the way, Cardinal Health's stock is up at the time of this writing.

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