Prescription Drug Poisoning Allegations

95 Northern Ireland pupils receive wrong vaccine

95 Northern Ireland pupils receive wrong vaccine

By Gillian Crotty An investigation has been launched after it was discovered that 95 pupils from a post primary school in Omagh were given the incorrect vaccine. A pre-school vaccine was given... Read more

Basic medical procedure failure results in fatal mix up

By Gillian Crotty The failure to follow a very basic medical procedure resulted in the death of man who was given the wrong prescription. Edlie George Masters, aged 83, was waiting on... Read more

Doctors prescribing drugs to patients with known allergies

By Gillian Crotty Doctors in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK are putting patients at risk of harm, and even death, by prescribing drugs to patients who have allergies... Read more

Inquiry into emergency care in NI hears staff concerns

By Gillian Crotty The inquiry held by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has heard that staff shortages and excessive workloads are preventing patients receiving the quality of treatment and... Read more

Poots criticises Belfast Health Trust's patient management

By Gillian Crotty Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has criticised the Belfast Health Trust for the manner in which it managed patients, and says it demonstrated an inability to identify... Read more

Negligence compensation for drug duplication error

By Gillian Crotty A 77 year old man has been awarded £40,000 clinical negligence compensation after a hospital error resulting in him receiving a double doses of a medicine known to... Read more

Prank on friend ends with manslaughter conviction

A man who claims he was carrying out a practical joke on his friend while they were out drinking at a bar has been found guilty of his manslaughter, after... Read more

NI thalidomide victims await compensation news

The thalidomide drug prescribed for morning sickness proved to be the worst drug disaster in the world, with 10,000 babies born with disfigurements including missing or deformed arms and legs. The... Read more

5 per cent of prescriptions incorrect

A new report by the General Medical Council suggests that 5 per cent of all drug prescriptions contain an error, such as the dosage prescribed, or the instructions for the... Read more

Co-codamol prescription tablet recall

A warning has been issued by the medicines regulator in the UK after it was discovered that co-codamol tablets of a strength only available by prescription were accidentally packaged in... Read more

"Zero tolerance" to hospital infections

There has been "good progress" in Northern Ireland's fight against C difficile infections in hospital, the health minister has said.Michael McGimpsey commented that all five trusts have been working hard... Read more

Cutbacks 'could have major effect on Northern Ireland healthcare'

Cutbacks in the amount of money spent on healthcare provided by the NHS in Northern Ireland could "have a major impact on the services [it offers]", according to a union... Read more

Diabetes drug could be dangerous

Despite new analysis stating that two diabetes drugs possibly double the risk of heart failure, the chair of the British Medical Association's GPs committee in Northern Ireland has said that... Read more

HIV drug recalled after cancer risk

Solicitors specialising in prescription drug poisoning will be monitoring the breaking news that an anti-retroviral drug has been recalled after batches were found to contain a potentially carcinogenic substance.People in... Read more