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 •  November 22, 2017

A DRUG firm has been accused of ripping off the NHS after it hiked the price of a key treatment by 6,000 per cent. The UK’s competition watchdog said Concordia “abused” its position to overcharge by £100million for a thyroid pill. Around 80,000 prescriptions for liothyronine are given out each year. The Competition and Markets Authority said the...

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 •  September 6, 2017

NHS medication blunders may be sending a million people to hospital each year, Jeremy Hunt warns. The Health Secretary has now launched a crackdown on prescription errors in a bid to reduce patient harm. He said up to one in 12 treatments doled out by doctors contains mistakes. They include mix-ups relating to dosage, course length or drug type. Mr...

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 •  June 22, 2017

A CANCER doctor was accused of bullying after raising fears over patient safety, a tribunal heard. Dr Pauline Leonard, 54, went to bosses over the use of a prescription drug and the behaviour of a nurse. She claimed that Karen Phillips had breached protocol by not telling her she had administered Savene to a patient in late 2010. The drug was not...

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 •  May 18, 2017

A DRUG dealer who found murdered toddler James Bulger’s body is back behind bars today – after claiming his discovery 24 years ago led him into a life of crime. As a 13-year-old schoolboy in 1993 Terence Riley stumbled across the two-year-old’s corpse on a Merseyside railway line. In 2009 he was jailed for 12 years after being extradited from...