Death of autistic teenager in hospital was ‘potentially avoidable’, report finds

The death of an autistic teenager who was prescribed medication against his and his parents’ wishes was “potentially avoidable”, a report has found. Oliver McGowan, 18, died at Southmead Hospital in Bristol in November 2016 after being given the anti-psychotic Olanzapine and contracting neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) – a rare side-effect of the drug. In […]