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Family to sue pharmacy following death of woman given the wrong medication

An inquest has heard that a 62 year old Bristol woman died after she was given the wrong medication by a pharmacy in the city.

The grandmother had a regular prescription for pills to treat crohn’s disease but a locum pharmacist mistakenly gave her tablets which were commonly used to treat diabetes.

Rushed to hospital after being found slumped unconscious on her sofa by her son with a packet of the pills next to her, the inquest found that the diabetes tablets had lowered her blood sugar to a dangerous level inducing a coma and she died one month later.

Wrong prescription drugs led to 11 patient deaths in 2012

During 2012, 11 people were given the wrong prescription drugs or received the wrong dosage of medication, resulting in their death. We are all guilty of this oversight, when attending the chemist ask yourself honestly whether you check the medication dispense matches that on the sticker on the packet detailing the medication.  We recently spoke…