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Woman's fatal mix of drink and drugs; NEWS IN BRIEF.

A WOMAN died from an "excessive intake" of prescription drugs with alcohol, an inquest heard.

Dawn Elizabeth Hurley, 38, was found dead last November 5 at her Heol Ty Maen, Bridgend, home.

A toxicology report by Dr Alan Rees revealed 5.53ml of anti-depressant citalopram in her system, and Aberdare Coroner's Court heard people have been known to die from just 1.5ml. She had almost twice the potentially fatal level of propanol in her system, a type of beta-blocker, and a small amount of alcohol.

Deputy Coroner Wayne Griffiths recorded a narrative verdict of death by a combination of alcohol with an excessive intake of prescription medication, adding that intent was not clear on the evidence.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 9, 2011
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