haematology
Blood cancers

Myeloma patient died due to statin mixup

An elderly woman with multiple myeloma developed rhabdomyolysis and died after being dispensed a potent high dose statin in error, a coroner has found. The Victorian coroner found the 79-year old woman had been dispensed 40mg rosuvastatin by a retail pharmacy instead of her usual  40mg dose of simvastatin. The woman, who was undergoing treatment ...

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