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Police: Baby may have been given mom's painkiller

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Police are investigating allegations that a Pennsylvania nurse mistakenly gave a newborn pain medication meant for the baby's mother.


The Centre Daily Times (http://bit.ly/19ZIbIk) said Tuesday the mistake occurred at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in July. The nurse was known to the couple only as "Deb," and authorities are seeking records to identify her.

Police say the baby's father told them that the nurse came by the day after the baby was born to give a painkiller to his wife. The nurse allegedly put the medicine in the wrong IV.

Police say the infant immediately tensed up and later spent days undergoing treatment. They say the baby has recovered.

A Mount Nittany spokeswoman says the hospital is cooperating with the investigation and reviewing procedures to prevent similar errors. 

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