- Dec 26, 2020
Sounds like Theranos
now the death syrup hits Indonesia.
The deaths of nearly 100 children in Indonesia have prompted the country to suspend sales of all syrup and liquid medication.
It comes just weeks after a cough syrup in The Gambia was linked to the deaths of nearly 70 children.
Indonesia said some syrup medicine was found to contain ingredients linked to acute kidney injuries (AKI), which have killed 99 young children this year. It is not clear if the medicine were imported or locally produced. On Thursday, Indonesian health officials said they had reported around 200 cases of AKI in children, most of who were aged under five.
Earlier this month, the The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a global alert over four cough syrups that were linked to the deaths of almost 70 children in The Gambia. The WHO found the syrups used there - made by an Indian pharmaceutical company - contained "unacceptable amounts" of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol. The syrups have been "potentially linked with acute kidney injuries", said the organisation.
SOURCE: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/bloke-fuming-after-penis-unnecessarily-28806314Bloke fuming after penis unnecessarily amputated by doc who 'played Russian Roulette'
A bloke has been left raging and with a large court settlement after a series of medical mistakes led to the unnecessary removal of his penis following a cancer diagnosis ...
A hospital has been forced to pay a patient huge sums of compensation after it unnecessarily led to a man’s entire penis being amputated.
The furious bloke said unnecessary surgeries at Nantes University Hospital, France, had seen doctors there “play Russian roulette” with him, and now he could no longer “feel anything”.
Around £53,700 (€61,000) was ordered to be paid for “wrongful breaches” that led to “a total removal of the penis”. ...
The patient told France Bleu : “I have hatred towards this doctor who did not listen to me. ...
In 2014 the patient, then aged 30, was diagnosed with carcinoma, a type of malignant cancer that attacks epithelial tissue. ...
However, according to the Administrative Court of Nantes, his treatment “was characterized by faulty breaches” that would ultimately lead to the cancer claiming his entire penis. ...
The urologist at the University Hospital had allegedly been aiming to remove as much of the tumour as possible while damaging as little of the penis as they could, but the plan didn’t work.
The pain being caused by the condition intensified: “I was completely crazy,” the patient said, “there was even a moment when I wanted to cut it myself. ...
Years passed and the cancer intensified, and in the end, a doctor in Lyon said the penis had to be removed in its entirety. ...
“It was either death or that. And indeed he had removed everything. He had just left the testicles and had cut at the base".
His lawyer, Me Georges Parastatis had initially sued for one million Euros.
He added that there would be an appeal being filed, "to assert the singularity of this file, which French administrative jurisprudence has difficulty in conceiving.
FULL STORY: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-64075014Forceps left in patient following Alexandra Hospital operation
Metal forceps were left inside a patient in a so-called never event at a Worcestershire hospital.
The error occurred during a complex seven-hour abdominal operation at Alexandra Hospital on 23 November.
The patient spent the night in intensive care at the site in Redditch when the six-inch (15 cm) object could not be retrieved the same day.
The hospital trust has apologised unreservedly and said it would share the findings of an investigation.
The instrument was an arterial clamp resembling a large pair of scissors.
Under normal circumstances, all instruments should be counted and checked twice before the patient is closed.
There is also a process of "signing out" at the end of an operation to confirm they are all accounted for.
A source claimed such an incident - known as a never event - should not be able to happen.
It was also claimed that nothing like this had happened at the hospital for at least 15 years.
The BBC understands that following the lengthy operation, the device was found to be missing and was confirmed to be inside the patient, via x-ray, while they were still under anaesthetic.
When it was not possible to remove the forceps, the patient was transferred to intensive care overnight.
A further operation was carried out the next day to remove the clamp and the patient returned to intensive care where they were described as stable. ...
Same thing happened to my friends Mum three years ago. They left a clamp on her intestine and she ended up dying because of it.Even with preventative protocols in place, UK surgeons somehow managed to leave some forceps within a patient following his abdominal surgery.
FULL STORY: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-64075014
Controversy continues over cough syrup.
The WHO has said it stands by its action after India said that four cough syrups linked to child deaths in The Gambia complied with specifications when tested at home.
The WHO had issued an alert in October advising regulators to stop the sale of the syrups, made by an Indian firm. An Indian government official told the BBC that the WHO was "presumptuous" in blaming the syrups. But the health body said it was only following its mandate.
"WHO's mandate is to issue global alerts about potential risks. WHO stands by the action taken," an official told the BBC over email.
The health body added that the "contaminated syrups are dangerous and should not be in any medicine, ever".
In late July, medical authorities in The Gambia detected an increase in cases of acute kidney injury among children under the age of five. The government later said around 69 children had died from these injuries.
In October, the WHO said these deaths may be linked to the four cough syrups made by Maiden Pharmaceuticals, an Indian company. ...
Any relation to Dr Kevorkian (AKA Dr Death)?
Phony doctor treated thousands of patients over years, some of them for cancer, prosecutors say
A California man charged with impersonating a doctor is accused of having treated thousands of patients over years, some of them for cancer, prosecutors said.
Stephan Gevorkian, 44, of Studio City, faces five felony counts of practicing medicine without certification, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said Monday.
Gevorkian owns and operates Pathways Medical in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, prosecutors said. The business performs blood tests, advises patients about treatments and offers treatments for cancer, viral infections and other conditions, prosecutors said.
We saw the BBC documentary about this. Grim.Seven British patients who travelled to Turkey for weight loss surgery died after operations there, a BBC investigation into the trend has found.
Others have returned home with serious health issues after having had gastric sleeve operations, during which more than 70% of the stomach is removed.