Illinois pharmacy sued for phenobarbital dosing error

A personal injury lawsuit has been filed against an Illinois pharmacy because it gave a concentrated dose of phenobarbital to a child. The child’s prescription called for 16.2mg tablets, but she was instead given 60mg tablets. When she arrived at St. Louis Children’s Hospital less than two weeks later, the child’s injuries included phenobarbital overdose, hypercapnia, acidosis, altered mental state and right lung collapse.

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