This story has been quite the front page news for a couple of days in Ontario and the rest of Canada as it came to light that over 1000 patients at 5 Canadian hospitals were UNDER-dosed with their chemotherapy drugs due to the IV bags apparently being overfilled with saline by the manufacturer and therefore being diluted.
While bad, this is better than the opposite – having an overdose.
Still my surmise is that there will be very little harm to any individual – physically that is. Emotional and psychological stress is a different matter...
Here is how André Picard summarized the issue: Chemotherapy mix-ups raise red flags for health care
And here is one editorial from the Toronto Star today that sums it up nicely: Ontario must restore trust in vital chemotherapy drugs: Editorial