Suspicious deaths at Nantes University Hospital

The Paris prosecutor’s office opened a preliminary investigation on Friday, November 18, 2016, after the almost simultaneous death at the Nantes University Hospital of three patients with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy.

Affected by lymphoma, the three patients, who died between November 10 and 13, were between 61 and 65 years old. A fourth patient who followed the same treatment is still hospitalized. As part of their intensive chemotherapy, they had received a replacement drug, instead of the treatment usually administered, according to the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (Igas) which for its part opened an administrative investigation.