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NHS Norovirus Rub Cocktails And Other Staffordshire Anaesthetics

by | 1st, March 2009

TO Staffordshire, where the local imbibers are making tinctures from the alcoholic hand gels (£10-a-litre; £1 a finger).

Two NHS hospitals in Staffordshire have removed the dispensers from their wards, and issued a Patient Safety Alert to hospitals and clinics across the country.

The MRSA-busting cocktail is 75 per cent proof. It is blended with Bitrex “the brand name of the most bitter substance yet discovered” giving it an acquired taste, like Campari and bitter lemon, Malibu and Calpol or Cristal champagne off Craig Bellamy’s soapy buttocks, say.

The Telegraph’s scoop is not all that new.

Last year, the BBC

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