Cup­boards full of pills found in flat on the day she died

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Maxine Oven­den’s brother Keith Oven­den said his sis­ter was tak­ing 37 tablets a day at one point, pain relief and an­tide­pres­sants, and although this was re­duced on ad­vice from doc­tors in June last year it was upped again af­ter Ms Oven­den’s fall.

Dr Klim added that he had re­duced one of Ms Oven­den’s med­i­ca­tions shortly be­fore her death as it was af­fect­ing her blood pres­sure.

Mr Oven­den asked why his sis­ter had not been given reg­u­lar blood tests to check how the mul­ti­ple med­i­ca­tions were af­fect­ing her but Dr Klim said that was not nor­mal pro­ce­dure.

The fam­ily also wanted to know why Ms Oven­den was able to amass a large col­lec­tion of med­i­ca­tion at home – her mum said she found cup­boards full of pills in her flat the day she died.

Dr Klim said Ms Oven­den was pre­scribed doses in­tended to last seven to 10 days, which was “nor­mal”, and added that he hadn’t re­alised she had been “stock­pil­ing” old med­i­ca­tion at home.

Keith Oven­den

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