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.theguardian - 6 month ago

Gosport hospital: more than 450 patients died due to opioid drugs policy

Inquiry says up to 200 more patients’ lives were shortened due to over-prescription of opioidsMore than 450 patients died and possibly 200 more had their lives shortened because of a Hampshire hospital’s practice of giving life-shortening opioid drugs without medical justification, a major inquiry has found.The independent inquiry, led by Bishop John James, found that Dr Jane Barton, the GP who ran wards at Gosport War Memorial hospital, routinely overprescribed drugs for her patients in the 1990s. Consulta

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