Peppermint case

In our account of the proceedings at Chester Crown Court on March 4, when two Boots employees pleaded guilty to supplying a medicine not of the nature or quality demanded (PJ, March 11, p390), we reported that a dispenser had told one of defendants that he would need 3.75ml of concentrated chloroform water and 3.75ml of peppermint emulsion to prepare the medicine. She had noted the details on a piece of paper, the court was told by prosecuting counsel. Readers should note that counsel for the defence told the court that, when interviewed by police, the dispenser had said that she could not remember writing down 3.75ml of concentrated chloroform water. He said that there had been a misunderstanding between the defendant and the dispenser.

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The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, March 2000;()::DOI:10.1211/PJ.2021.1.82831

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