Dad suing Shoppers after daughter's acne prescription death

The father of Marit Kathleen McKenzie is suing Shoppers Drug Mart for $85,000, alleging they didn't...

The father of Marit Kathleen McKenzie is suing Shoppers Drug Mart for $85,000, alleging they didn't properly warn her daughter of the dangers of acne medication believed responsible for her death. Supplied photo

Kevin Martin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:17 PM ET

CALGARY -- The father of a young city woman who died after taking anti-acne medication is suing Shoppers Drug Mart for not adequately warning of the drug's dangers.

Bruce McKenzie is seeking damages of $85,000 under the Fatal Accidents Act after his daughter, Marit, died Jan. 28 after taking Diane-35 for 15 months.

His statement of claim alleges the drug store chain repeatedly filled Marit's prescriptions without warning the drug could be fatal.

Marit, 18, was rushed to hospital Jan. 26 and during the next two days suffered four cardiac arrests, a pulmonary embolism and a brain hemorrhage.

She was declared dead Jan. 28.

"Shoppers was negligent in providing sufficient information to Marit regarding the warnings and risks associated with Diane-35," the claim states.


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