Deaths reported from the accidental intrathecal administration of bortezomib.

  title={Deaths reported from the accidental intrathecal administration of bortezomib.},
  author={Peter J Gilbar and Andrew C. Seger},
  journal={Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners},
  volume={18 3},
Medication errors due to the inadvertent intrathecal administration of vincristine and other antineoplastic agents continue to occur despite the development of preventative strategies. Three fatalities due to bortezomib being accidentally given intrathecally instead of by the intended intravenous route have recently been reported by the European Medicines Agency. The most effective method for preventing accidental intrathecal administration is to eliminate the syringe as a means of… CONTINUE READING
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