He had been trying to quit drinking; in his car and room detectives found Heminevrin
capsules, used in alcohol withdrawal.
Tests revealed Mr Allen had consumed the equivalent of four pints of beer and five tablets of Heminevrin
, a sedative which he was prescribed.
The committee was told that a patient with a psychotic disorder had called the business saying she had a valid prescription for 190 Heminevrin
"In what can only be described as an evil manner, she set about to sedate Mrs Grant with Heminevrin
, knowing it would kill her.
During police interviews, Firth, a married mother-of-one, admitted she gave the sedative heminevrin
to Mrs Grant on May 12 last year at Aidan House residential home in Gateshead.
Nurse Alison Firth, 36, is accused of poisoning Alice Grant with a massive overdose of the sedative Heminevrin
. On the day the pensioner died Firth was allegedly seen by a cleaner injecting Mrs Grant with a sedative while she gasped for breath.