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Mayo Regional Hospital Cleared 

(AP) – The Maine Department of Health and Human Services says it will take no action against a hospital where a patient died after being given an accidental drug overdose. The department’s Anne Flanagan says no corrective action is needed for the Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft because the corrective action plan put in place by the hospital after the June 4 death is working. Fifty-one-year-old Timothy Harvey of Atkinson went to the Mayo Emergency Room with symptoms of allergic shock. At one point he was given 10 times the normal dose of a drug used to treat such conditions. He died despite efforts to save him. The Bangor Daily News says one action the hospital took was to replace vials of the medicine with single-dose applicators. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)