UCLA Patients Exposed To Medication With Expired, Potentially Dangerous Ingredients
UCLA quietly closed the pharmacy responsible within days of the inspection.
Los Angeles Times:
UCLA Pharmacy Closed After State Finds It Sent Out Drugs With Expired, Potentially Dangerous Ingredients
A state pharmacy inspector made a surprising discovery last year while conducting a routine records review at a Westside facility that compounded drugs for patients at UCLA medical centers. More than 1,000 IV bags of sterile medications for heart patients and others with serious health issues had been made with expired and potentially dangerous ingredients, according to state Board of Pharmacy records. (Christensen, 9/15)
In other news —
Corporate Owner Of Doctors Medical Center, Under Pressure To Cut Losses, May Be Sold
Publications from the Wall Street Journal to USA Today reported this week that a major shareholder is pushing for changes at Tenet Healthcare Corp. Tenet has owned Doctors Medical Center for decades and completed an acquisition of Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock three years ago. (Carlson, 9/15)