TITLE

Drugs giant 'implicated' in sedative deaths

AUTHOR(S)
Joyce, Christopher
PUB. DATE
August 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;8/10/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1781, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that pharmaceutical giant Hoffman-La Roche Inc. has been implicated in deaths due to the sedative drug midazolam in the United States. Drug's potency and associated deaths; Approval of the concentrated version of midazolam; Disregard concerns for safety of the drug in favor of marketing and political pressure.
ACCESSION #
10552452

 

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