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A grandfather died days after inadvertently being given two rounds of his prescription medication by Boots, an inquest has heard. Richard Anthony Lee is believed to have taken twice as much medication as he should have when he was found lying lifelessly on his bedroom floor on December 15 2016,…
Scientists have discovered a possible treatment to reverse a genetic form of autism - by using cancer drugs. A team of researchers have discovered that an experimental drug can potentially treat, and even permanently reverse, the symptoms associated with a genetic form of autism spectrum disorder. They discovered that the…
A nurse who tried to expose the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal was forced out of her job after speaking out, her daughter has claimed. Sylvia Giffin was among those who first raised concerns about the poor prescribing and administration of opioids at the Hampshire hospital nearly 30 years ago.…
A drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been recommended for treatment on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has published draft guidance which recommends ocrelizumab for treating relapsing-remitting MS in adults. There are around 100,000 people with MS in the UK,…
The NHS needs to face up to its failings and ensure a scandal similar to that at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital does not happen again, a leading health chief has said. "Truly shocking" revelations that more than 450 people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at…
Criminal charges could be brought following "truly shocking" revelations that more than 450 people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital. A damning report found an additional 200 patients were "probably" similarly administered with opioids between 1989 and 2000, without medical justification.…
Nursing staff first raised concerns about the poor prescribing and administration of opioids at the Gosport Memorial Hospital nearly 30 years ago but their fears were "silenced" by management, the inquiry reveals. Early in 1991, Anita Tubbritt, a staff nurse at the hospital rang Keith Murray, the local Royal College…
Some batches of children's cough syrup which have the potential to grow mould have been recalled. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a precautionary recall for some own-brand children's blackcurrant cough syrup. It said that a problem with one of the ingredients in these medicines has been…
Criminal charges could be brought following "truly shocking" revelations that the lives of more than 450 people had been shortened by the prescribing and administering of opioids without medical justification at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital. A damning report found an additional 200 patients were "probably" similarly affected between 1989…
Concerns about the care of older patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital have been the subject of scrutiny since 1998. Families of those who died have persistently sought a full and independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of their relatives and the care they received prior to death.…
Here is the full text of Bishop James Jones's statement on the publication of the report of the Gosport Independent Panel: Institutionalised practice of the shortening of lives The documents reveal at Gosport War Memorial Hospital from 1989 to 2000 an institutionalised practice of the shortening of lives through prescribing…
A hospital has admitted liability for the death of a cancer patient who was not given the correct antibiotics. Father-of-three Simon Tulitt (pictured) was admitted to the Royal Derby Hospital for routine surgery for a cancerous growth on his bowel on May 28 2013. The 62-year-old contracted sepsis, also referred…
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