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Police investigate hospital deaths after contamination of saline solution

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d4596 (Published 19 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4596
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Police are investigating the deaths of three patients at Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester, after saline solution was found to be deliberately contaminated with insulin.

A nurse at the hospital contacted the police on 12 July after she noticed abnormally high numbers of patients on her ward with low blood sugar concentrations and discovered that ampoules of saline solution had been tampered with.

Police …

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