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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1100

Research trial in babies halted: A pilot study into asphyxia at birth has been stopped after it was discovered that half the babies had been given double the intended dose of magnesium sulphate. The trial, which was taking place in eight countries was stopped when two babies developed complications; one later died. It seems that the babies were given the concentrated form of magnesium sulphate rather than …

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