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Flora Quin


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    I am a representative of Quinolone Toxicity Support UK which I co-founded 5 years ago after my husband was seriously affected by a fluoroquinolone antibiotic (ciprofloxacin). Despite fluoroquinolones being the subject of a European (EMA) review and their second of only two public hearings, the dangers of this class of antibiotic are generally dismissed by the medical profession leaving sufferers of long term and agonising side effects to fend for themselves. The twin aims of our group are to support those affected and to raise awareness amongst HCPs at all levels.
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    Could it be that he Junior doctor felt unable to check the amount with the Senior doctor for fear of humiliation (I understand there's a certain amount of snobbishness goes on in hospitals)? If it was standard practice to say the digits (e.g. one-five) instead of the number (fifteen - or the five-zero the junior thought he heard) a life might have been saved. Similar sounding numbers are often confused especially where one (or both) parties are non-native speakers. I believe in radio comms (police/air traffic etc.) numbers are always spelt out to avoid confusion - which very likel
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    Massive thanks to all the speakers who bared their souls - again - in an attempt to raise awareness about the Government's flat refusal to help those harmed (often permanently) by prescription drugs and devices. I was on the Patient Reference Group, along with some of the speakers here and others, to "help advise" the Government (DHSC) on their response to Baroness Cumberlege's Report. I was representing some of the other drugs that Shaun Lintern referred to here as also causing long term harm e.g. fluoroquinolones, Isotretinoin and more other names than the MHRA would care to admit to. We
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    Hi Dr Jake, your first requirement "Establish a scientific approach to the study of patients" is absolutely essential and I struggle to understand why gathering of "epidemiological, mechanistic and treatment" information hasn't been mandatory since 'Long Covid' was first noticed. I believe many of the Long Covid symptoms sound much like mitochondrial dysfunction and this paper might help explain why https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567724920301380 Many covid-19 sufferers are treated with antibiotics to prevent or help overcome secondary infections while it'