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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    DHBs spent over a quarter billion dollars treating patients prescribed wrong drugs

    District Health Boards have spent more than 280-million dollars treating patients who've been prescribed the wrong drugs over the past three years


    The Herald reports in one case, a patient died after being given drugs that shouldn't be used together.

    Otago University senior lecturer, Hamish Jamieson, says it's not a DHB problem, it's an international one.

    He says people are living 25 years longer, and medication side effects are becoming more prominent.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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