January 1, 2008

Patients notified of risk after doctor misuses multiple-dose vials

By: OR Manager

State health officials in Nassau County, New York, notified 628 patients in November 2007 that they should be tested for hepatitis and HIV. The testing was advised because they were treated by an anesthesiologist who used single syringes to draw from multiple-dose vials in a pain clinic and orthopedist's office, the New York Times reported Nov 16. The story was also reported by Newsday.

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