Fatal dose – Raleigh News & Observer Editorials – NewsObserver.com

n a cynical vein, it figures. The death of a patient at a state facility for substance abuse treatment – a death caused by improper medication – was a huge embarrassment. So what was the state’s response? Explain publicly how this mishap occurred, note the corrective action taken and apologize to the victim’s family?

Not hardly. Instead, officials hunkered down behind a wall of red tape.

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