2 Sep, 2019 @ 07:45
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Parents ‘planning to sue’ pharmaceutical company in southern Spain after packaging howler gave at least 20 kids ‘werewolf syndrome’

THE parents of a group of babies and toddlers who developed ‘werewolf syndrome’ due to a drug mix up are planning to sue the pharmaceutical company responsible.

It comes after at least 20 children began growing abnormal body hair after Malaga-based Farma-Quimica allegedly mixed up the packaging for omeprazole and Minoxidil.

The former treats stomach problems while the latter helps treat alopecia sufferers.

The mislabelled medicine was recalled in July and the company has been closed down until an investigation into the error is completed.

Now a mother of an affected 10-month old baby has told The Associated Press that families were preparing to file a joint lawsuit against Farma-Quimica Sur.

All mislabelled batches are now off the market, according to Health Minister María Luisa Carcedo.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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