Drugs firm 'saddened' by baby's hospital death

ITH Pharma is "very saddened" by a baby's death at St Thomas' Hospital in London that officials have "strongly linked" to one of its products and the firm is co-operating fully with the investigation, managing director Karen Hamling said.

Parenteral nutrition, manufactured by ITH, is supposed to deliver a variety of nutrients intravenously when a baby is unable to eat on its own.

A Public Health England spokeswoman said investigations with the company have identified "an incident that might have caused the contamination".


Number of baby blood poisoning cases rises to 21

Three more cases of blood poisoning linked to a batch of intravenous liquid given to babies have been identified. Public Health England said yesterday that a batch was "strongly linked" to the death of one baby and the illness of 20 others.