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Patient leaves £8,000 drug legacy

Dr David Spackman was stunned to discover a former patient had hoarded 33 years' worth of drugs prescribed by the practice, all unused.

The patient, who died of lung cancer last year, kept the drugs in a sack which was five feet high when it was found last week. Dr Spackman, who practises in Sibford, Oxfordshire, estimated the drugs, mainly asthma inhalers and steroid creams, were worth £8,000.

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