Thirty Years After Therac-25, Rad. Problems Abound
In New Jersey, 36 cancer patients at a veterans hospital in East Orange were overradiated – and 20 more received substandard treatment – by a medical team that lacked experience in using a machine that generated high-powered beams of radiation. The mistakes, which have not been publicly reported, continued for months because the hospital had no system in place to catch the errors.
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Recall Widens for Blood Drug Possibly Tied to More Deaths
Amid indications that more people may have died or been harmed after being given a brand of the blood thinner heparin, federal drug regulators said Thursday they had found “potential deficiencies” at a Chinese plant that supplied much of the active ingredient for the drug.