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Table 1 Drug costs observed (List price 2012 in EURO; 1 Euro ~ 1,38 USD [10])

From: Case report of a medication error by look-alike packaging: a classic surrogate marker of an unsafe system

Drugs (number of vials per package and costs) costs 2010 costs 2011 costs 2012
Dipidolor™ 15 mg/2 ml n = 42.400 n = 17.500 n = 0
(5 vials 17,17€) 145.601,60 € 60.095,00 €  
Piritramid 15 mg/2 ml n = 0 n = 18.300 n = 26.400
(10 vials 21,97€)   40.205,10 € 58000,80 €
Piritramid 7,5 mg/1 ml n = 0 n = 4.500 n = 8.000
(10 vials 18,40€)   8280,00 € 14.720,00 €
Total costs (EURO) 145.601,60 108.580,10 72.720,80
Total costs (USD) 200.930,21 149.840,54 100.354,70