Saline error child dies

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Two year old Emily Jerry died at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital after a pharmaceutical technician prepared her intravenous treatment with a 23 percent saline solution instead of a typical mix of less than 1 percent, according to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.

Eric Cropp is the Rainbow pharmacist whose task it was to oversee the unidentified technician that mixed the chemotherapy solution. Cropp faces a hearing before the pharmacy board over the incident. If found negligent, he could be fined or lose his license. Cropp, of Bay Village, no longer works for the hospital and could not be reached for comment.

The technician, who no longer works at the hospital, faces no action because Ohio is one of 17 states that does not regulate pharmaceutical technicians.

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