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Illinois: Abbott Stresses Dosage

August 14, 2007

North Chicago-based Abbott Laboratories reports that a prematurely born HIV-positive infant recently died after being given an accidental overdose of its Kaletra Oral Solution. In a letter to health care professionals posted on the Food and Drug Administration's Web site, Abbott said the 44-day-old baby was given about 10 times the appropriate dose of the drug and died of severe heart damage. For more information, visit www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2007/Kaletra_DHCP.pdf.

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Adapted from:
Chicago Tribune
8.14.2007


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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