April 1, 2021 at 7:05 am

Coroners Should Record All Drugs

Adverse drug effects are a leading cause of death, yet coroners aren’t required to report what drug(s) the deceased was taking, or withdrawing from, at the time of death. In Ireland, one family is courageously petitioning for positive change.

The coroner at Mr. O’Neill’s inquest stated that the Sertraline (Zoloft) “possibly contributed” to his death, but his consumption of this drug was not recorded on his death certificate.

Mr. O’Neill’s niece, Colleen Bell, is campaigning for “change to the coronial system to ensure all the pharmaceutical drugs a person has been taking in the lead-up to their death, are officially recorded by coroners.”

Read the full article at https://www.thedetail.tv/articles/calls-for-northern-ireland-coroners-to-record-pharmaceutical-drug-use