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
22 August 2019
The Herald reports in one case, a patient died after being given drugs that shouldn't be used together.
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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.