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Kaiser Scrambles to Correct Prescription Mix-Up

A computer glitch last week caused Kaiser Permanente in Northern California to issue thousands of prescriptions that were potentially erroneous to patients throughout the region. So far, Kaiser officials say no patients have reported adverse reactions to a prescription because of the mix-up, which affected refills issued Thursday morning in the health-care giant’s pharmacy system only in Northern California. A power outage reportedly triggered the computer trouble. The problem may have involved as many as 13,700 prescriptions being prepared Thursday morning, according to state officials who said they are looking into the matter. About 9,000 of those had not yet been dispensed and were then reviewed and corrected if necessary. Full Story

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