Warning on cancer drug5th 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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Title: Warning on cancer drug
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 3982
Date Added: 5th Sep 2007