Propofol in short supply? What you should not do

April 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Apr2011, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p36
Academic Journal
The article reports on outbreaks of infections which have been reported as a result of the reuse of vials of medications such as propofol that are labeled as single use only.


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