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Hospital error caused patient overdoses

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Nurses at an Allentown-area hospital improperly programmed pumps that dispense pain medication, leading three patients to suffer overdoses in 2010 and 2011, according to the Pennsylvania Health Department. One of the patients received five times the prescribed dosage of morphine and died a day after hernia...

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