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Old 20th September 2018, 05:21 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Don't forget this is Samoa which might have different laws holding health care workers criminally liable for mistakes.

Arresting the nurse is odd. What did the coroner's report say?
Their legal system might be more political- "Go arrest SOMEBODY!"

Her initial arrest was for something like "impeding the wheels of justice". Lying to investigators maybe.

Coroner's report not public yet, the authorities barely got it.

Is "Samoa" different than "American Samoa"? (Wikis) Yup, different countries, different legal systems.
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Old 21st September 2018, 06:02 AM   #42
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I wonder if the nurses used a left over IV 'bottle' for the diluent? Thinking saline wouldn't hurt anybody, but it had some meds in it? Antibioticcs that the kids were allergic to? Pain meds? BP meds?
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A couple years ago: "Rare genetic immunodeficiency disease" is a possible cause if two other MMR related deaths in Samoa. Seems a family lost two kids, two years apart.

Are the Islanders in-bred enough for a rare disease to be more common?

No new updates that I can find on the current debacle.
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Old 21st September 2018, 12:02 PM   #44
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That's a bit different. Some drugs come concentrated because they are intended to be diluted before use. Some are put in an IV bag and dripped in a vein slowly. Others come in powders mixed with tap water, not even sterile water. Kid's liquid antibiotics are one, and apparently vitamin D. Usually they are mixed by the pharmacist before dispensing.

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I 2016 blev en række børn forgiftet af D-vitamindråber fra virksomheden. Fejlen opstod som følge af en regnefejl ved produktionsopstart, der medførte at produktet indholdt 75 gange den deklarede mængde.
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”In 2016 a number of children were poisoned by vitamin D drops from the company. The mistake was caused by a calculation error at the beginning of production, which led to the product containing 75 times more than the amount that was declared.”

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At least twenty children have been diagnosed with toxic levels of vitamin D in their bodies since the Danish health authority Sundhedsstyrelsen issued a warning about a problematic supplement product last Friday.
Danish health authority warns of toxic vitamin D product (CPH Post, June 29, 2016)
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