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Family of boy killed by medical errors speaks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The parents of a Florida boy who died after a series of medical errors that began with a massive drug overdose are scheduled to speak at a state Board of Pharmacy meeting in Gainesville.

Horst and Luisa Ferrero are expected to address the board Tuesday afternoon. The meeting comes about two months after the board issued a $1,000 fine to the pharmacist who incorrectly filled 3-year-old Sebastian Ferrero's prescription.

Edna Irizarry was also ordered to attend an eight-hour pharmacy course and pay about $2,460 in investigation costs.

Sebastian Ferrero died at a Shands hospital in Gainesville, two days after a routine test was supposed to help doctors determine why the boy's growth was below average.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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