Deaths of 16 babies in health trial ‘inevitable’ [UK]

Author: Vanessa Thorpe, Independent [UK] , Published on: 28 August 1998

Sixteen brain-damaged babies who died after they were given Epsom salts in an international medical trial [in Leeds] would probably not have survived anyway…But a serious error that led to some babies receiving a double dose of magnesium sulphate has prompted the Medical Research Council to tighten the pharmaceutical procedures surrounding such trials...

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