On December 13, 2005, Keith Scofield visited a Wal-Mart pharmacy inFrederick, Maryland, and ordered over-the-counter Humulin R(u-100). Instead, he was allegedly given Humulin R (u-500), a prescriptiondrug that contains five times the insulin of the requestedmedication.
He injected the insulin on December 20, 2005, lapsedinto a diabetic coma, and died on January 2, 2006, according to alawsuit filed by his family.
The suit was settled during mediation without admission ofliability or fault.
Source: Business Week, July 2007