A Rhode Island lawmaker is asking for a state investigation of a hospital network after five of its facilities reported that up to 2,000 patients received the wrong form of medication.
Sen. James Doyle wants a legislative review of Lifespan, the hospitals' operator.
Lifespan on Wednesday said a software problem caused patients prescribed timed-release medications to instead receive regular forms of their medications. There are no reports of patients harmed by the mix-up.
Doyle, a Pawtucket Democrat, says he wants the state to ensure the problem isn't the result of hospital mismanagement.
A Lifespan spokeswoman says Thursday that the hospital network takes patient safety very seriously and is working with state health officials to review the medication mistakes.