Inspectors Find Calif. Hospital’s Pharmacy Posed Infection Risk

(By Chad Terhune for Kaiser Health News)

More than 7,300 patients at a San Diego-area hospital may have been exposed to infection from contaminated medications last year, state records show.

The problems were traced to the compounding pharmacy lab at Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, California, where inspectors found “dust, stains and foreign material” in a supposedly sterile environment in which thousands of intravenous medications were prepared over eight months — from Jan. 1 to Aug. 18. Read article here….

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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