The widow speaks
From InvestigateWest’s groundbreaking package of stories on the workplace dangers posed by chemo drugs, “Lifesaving Drugs, Deadly Consequences.” Read the whole package here.
Bruce Harrison had been an oncology pharmacist since the late 1970s. He had seen the evolution – or lack of it – in safety awareness during that time, but he spent much of his career trying to change attitudes toward safe practices through research.
Harrison, who for years was a clinical pharmacy specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Louis, was also one of the authors of the strictest set of voluntary guidelines, issued in 2004 by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, for the safe handling of chemo and other hazardous drugs for healthcare workers.
Practices that, had they been in place throughout his career, might have saved his own life. (more)
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