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Gosport Hospital Inquiry Report Highlights Major Medical Prescribing Failures

Malcolm Underhill
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The Gosport War Memorial Hospital is at the centre of a major healthcare scandal concerning the inappropriate administration of opioid medication.  The Report of the Gosport Independent Panel   was released on 20 th June 2018, following an...

Update: Epilepsy Drug now banned during pregnancy

Malcolm Underhill
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In January 2018, we wrote about the epilepsy drug, sodium valproate , which had been linked to 20,000 cases of catastrophic disabilities in children in the UK.  At the time, MP Norman Lamb referred to the situation as an “extraordinary...

Epilepsy Drug Sodium Valproate And Birth Defects - A Devastating Scandal

Malcolm Underhill
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Sodium Valproate, also known as Epilim, Episenta, Epival, and Convulex (as valproic acid), has been linked to catastrophic disabilities in around 20,000 children in the UK. MP Norman Lamb has called the situation an “extraordinary scandal”[1]. ...

Contaminated Blood Scandal Victims Will Now Sue Government

Malcolm Underhill
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Over 500 victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal have been given leave to seek compensation from the government [1] . The claimants are a mix of survivors and relatives of those who died after being given infected blood products.  More than...

When Childbirth Goes Tragically Wrong

Malcolm Underhill
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There are few women who do not fear childbirth, after all, less than 200 years ago giving birth constituted a major threat to a woman’s life.  Childbirth, however, remains highly dangerous for women in developing countries [1] .  Thanks to...

Five Celebrities Who Have Suffered From Medical Negligence

Malcolm Underhill
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Medical negligence can cause pain, suffering, loss of income, embarrassment and in worse case scenarios, even death.  No one, including some of the world’s most famous celebrities is immune from the consequences of a doctor or a surgeon making...