zarkov Posted July 12, 2020 Share Posted July 12, 2020 (edited) Did care homes use powerful sedatives to speed Covid deaths? Number of prescriptions for the drug midazolam doubled during height of the pandemic Powerful sedative prescriptions doubled at the height of the coronavirus crisis Prescribing of the drug midazolam increased by more than 100% in April Whistleblowers also claimed to have witnessed misuse of sedatives The number of prescriptions for a powerful sedative that can kill the frail doubled at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, raising fears it was used to control elderly residents in stretched care homes – or even to hasten their deaths. Official figures show out-of-hospital prescribing of the drug midazolam increased by more than 100 per cent in April compared to previous months. An anti-euthanasia campaigner last night said he suspected that the spike was evidence that many people had been put on end-of-life protocols or ‘pathways’. Whistleblowers also claimed to have witnessed misuse of sedatives, with staff told to give them to dementia patients to stop them wandering the corridors. The rest at https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8514081/Number-prescriptions-drug-midazolam-doubled-height-pandemic.html Interesting that after reading through the scant coments on the DM that there is virtually no mention of how this might have affected the ONS data gathering wrt covid data manipulation. Nor does the DM make the point. (unless I missed it :o) Edited July 12, 2020 by zarkov 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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