My, how editing standards in reporting have gone down the drain. Sue Dunlevy is the National Health Reporter for the News Corp Australia Network. She really screwed up on June 10.
So where did she go wrong? Well, she only gave us the incorrect facts about the Valpam (Valium) recall from Arrow Pharmaceuticals. The Valpam recall follows the earlier Valium recall by Roche. Dunlevy wrote that “Valpam in 55mg tablets sold in blister packs was being recalled by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.”
Notice her grave error? 55mg tablets! How misleading is that mistake on her part!
People who possess 5mg Valpam would think they are safe, and in my opinion, Dunlevy’s mistake is a very dangerous one.
We are talking about drug substitution and recall by the company. So the least she could do is get her facts right.