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Warning on cancer drug

5th September 2007

Health watchdog the National Patient Safety Agency has issued an urgent warning about a drug used to treat cancer patients following the deaths of two men in Birmingham.

Baljit Sunner, 36, of Small Heath, and Paul Richards, 35, of Sutton Coldfield, died a day after treatment on 20 July after receiving what is believed to have been five times the correct dose of amphotericin at the Heartlands Hospital. The hospital has launched an investigation while the NPSA say it is essential healthcare staff are warned about the risks of dealing with the drug.

 

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