Thursday, September 14, 2006

Pharmacist's trial told of numb face

The trial of the Hamilton pharmacist who allegedly was selling fake Norvasc started this week. The article below provides some compelling information. It sounds like an inquistive patient and pharmacist got the investigation rolling. This whole episode is a black mark on the profession, but thankfully is not representative of pharmacy in general.

From the Hamilton Spectator:
Beryl Preston was flying home to Canada from a winter holiday in Cuba when one side of her face went suddenly numb.

The retired Dofasco employee, who was taking six different medications for high blood pressure and other ailments, got the attention of a flight attendant, explaining the numbness was spreading across her face toward one eye....more

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