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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:51 PM

10 hospitalized after flu shot turns out to be insulin

Ten people at a facility for those with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were injected with what authorities suspect was insulin rather than flu shots.

Emergency responders were called Wednesday afternoon to the Jacquelyn House, about 40 miles north of Tulsa,OK,on a report of an unresponsive person and found "multiple unresponsive people," Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles said.

The facility had contracted with an experienced pharmacist to administer the influenza vaccine, Roles said, but all received injections of what's believed to be insulin instead. Roles said the pharmacist is cooperating with police, but investigators believe it was an accident.

The eight residents and two staff members were taken to a hospital, and all have either been released or will be soon. "I've never seen where there's been some sort of medical misadventure to this magnitude," Roles said. "It could have been worse. Not to downplay where we are, but thinking of where we could be, it certainly could have been very tragic."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/11/08/flu-shots-insulin-oklahoma-10-hospitalized/2529395001/

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:29 PM

1. That's inexcusable

Its a miracle they were pulled out of it.

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:15 PM

2. "an experienced pharmacist" - pull that license.

"an experienced pharmacist" - pull that license.

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