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Coroner Calls for Prescription Drug Guidelines to be Reviewed

  • Published: Monday November 25, 2019
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As reported by BBC news, a gentleman in Bedford was admitted to hospital following the prescription of Oxycodone and amitriptyline. There was a known risk of combining these drugs that had potential to interact badly and cause ‘over-sedation’.

After being in Intensive Care for 2 days, he was discharged home whereupon both medications were restarted. This gentleman sadly passed away 3 weeks later.

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