Drug blunder baby death

Sarah Sharma from Cambridgeshire was forced to have a stillbirth after being prescribed acne drugs which are not suitable for pregnant women.

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Hospital apologises after woman loses baby

Peterborough Hospital has apologised to a mother who lost her baby after being prescribed drugs not suitable for pregnant women.

Sarah Sharma, 27, from Sawtry near Huntingdon became ill after taking an acne drug and lost her baby Indiya in 2012.

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust later admitted that had staff followed basic procedures when prescribing the drug they would have known in advance that she was in the early stages of pregnancy and that Indiya's death could have been prevented.

John Randall, medical director at the trust, said he is sorry for the trauma the family experienced.

Sarah and her husband Varun have received an undisclosed settlement from the trust and plan to donate funds to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire where her care was referred following the errors at Peterborough City Hospital.

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