The Defiance of Science
Face the Facts investigates a commonly used medical 'drip', licensed since the 1980s, that may have caused thousands of unnecessary deaths in UK hospitals.
Face the Facts investigates a commonly used medicine, licensed for use since the 1980s, that may have caused thousands of unnecessary deaths in UK hospitals until its suspension 2 months ago. It's one of the most common sights in a hospital - a drip hanging from a stand by a patient's bed. We hear from doctors who have been calling for a ban on one type of starch-based drip since the late nineties and how their concerns were drowned out by supporters of the drug including a German doctor, who, we now know, falsified scientific research to support the use of the drug.
- Wed 21 Aug 2013 12:30
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