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UK woman gets 8 months in jail for making daughter receive treatment for nonexistent epilepsy

A woman in the United Kingdom was given eight months of prison for willfully ill-treating her child after fooling the doctors for years that her daughter was suffering from a non-existing illness. The woman from the Lancashire county of Blackpool, whose name was withheld due to ongoing legal proceedings, lied for four years that her… Read More »

Pharmacy error caused months of misery

Q: I had a prescription for levothyroxine filled in February and just now noticed that it was for 25 micrograms. It should have been 75 micrograms. My internist raised the dose to 100 micrograms when my thyroid stimulating hormone came back as 4.99. The pharmacy made a dispensing mistake. (The pharmacist admitted it.) As a… Read More »