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Britain Today: Death probe.

HEALTH chiefs promised an investigation yesterday after a dying girl was advised to take painkillers by an out-of-hours GP service.

Siobhan Tremain, 12, from Birkenhead, Merseyside, was killed by an undiagnosed heart condition on Saturday July 29.

Her mother, Ann Rich, had called the Wirral Primary Care Trust service three times and was twice told to give her paracetamol paracetamol

see acetaminophen.

acetaminophen, paracetamol

an analgesic and antipyretic drug in dogs. It is contraindicated for cats because of serious side-effects which include intravascular hemolysis, methemoglobinemia and hepatic necrosis.
 and ibuprofen ibuprofen (ī`byprō'fən), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces pain, fever, and inflammation.  but Siobhan had to be rushed to hospital where she died, an inquest was told yesterday. Verdict: natural causes.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 2, 2006
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