A woman whose epiletic son died two weeks after a drug change says the findings of a coronial inquest has not given her closure.
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Jo Oliver feels there has been no ruling from the Coroner and her “two-year ordeal” has been “a waste of time”. Source: 1 NEWS
Jo Oliver's son Will, 26, died in August, 2019, after having a seizure in the back of his car. He had been taking the drug Logem for two weeks.
Pharmac switched to Logem after it stopped funding Lamotrigine, which is used to treat epilepsy and mental health conditions.
Pharmac's decision was opposed by Epilepsy NZ and Medsafe also warned against the decision, which offered Pharmac savings of $30 million.
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