6 May 2024

Woman nearly dies from skin reaction to meds

From Checkpoint, 4:40 pm on 6 May 2024

A woman in her 20s who had a skin reaction from her epilepsy medication nearly died after waiting weeks to see a dermatologist in the public system. It's believed to be the first-ever case of its kind in the world - but doctors warn long wait times are putting other patients at risk. Ruth Hill reports