Potentially contaminated product should be off shelves

By Catherine Jones: Health Editor

ITV News understands that up to 400 units of the ITH Pharma product are distributed to 30-40 hospitals every day.

The big question is: if health officials were so quick to identify a particular incident at the plant which potentially led to a contamination, why didn't the firm identify and deal with the incident itself?

The reassurance we can give is that any potentially-contaminated product should have expired on Monday and so should not be on any hospital shelf now.


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