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Saturday 20 April 2019
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Topic: medicines

December 6, 2018
Research shows 31% of medication administration errors in English and Welsh acute care trusts are due to omitted medicine or ingredient.

Three in 10 drug-related deaths occurring in acute care settings are caused by omission, a study has revealed.
 

October 12, 2009
The intake of patients for a phase III clinical trial of a lung-cancer drug has been suspended after the group being treated suffered more deaths than those who used established medicines

The intake of patients for a phase III clinical trial of a lung-cancer drug has been suspended after the group being treated suffered more deaths than those who used established medicines.

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer decided not to expand the trial of its figitumumab product after its test group suffered more adverse events, including fatalities, The Wall Street Journal reported.