Police charge ITH pharma over death of infant

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ITH PHARMA face charges following infant deaths in 2014.

Today (31/11/18), it was announced that the CPS have decided to charge a pharmaceutical company, ‘ITH Pharma’ has been charged with seven counts of supplying a medicinal product which was not of the nature or quality specified in the prescription on 27 May 2014.’. ITH Pharma are also being charged for “breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act, between 1 August 2009 and 1 June 2014” police have said.

ITH is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 17 December.

Scotland Yard have are investigating the death of Yousef Al-Kharboush, who died of septicaemia while being treated at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in 2014.

The supply of baby food which had become contaminated was administered to 7 babies in 2014. Three infants died after taking the fluid. Some of these children were treated at Guys and St, Thomas’ Hospital and Rosie Maternity Hospital Cambridge. 

ITH has said it has “every sympathy for all the families affected” but, “will vigorously defend this case”.