By Tamara Cohen
Last updated at 5:35 PM on 08th December 2009
A teenager is critically ill after taking the swine flu treatment Tamiflu prescribed by the Government’s controversial helpline.
Samantha Millard, 18, was told she had the virus after describing her symptoms to staff with no medical training.
She took just three pills before developing blisters all over her body, and was today in intensive care unable to breathe on her own.
She is being treated at a specialist burns unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where doctors fear she may have the life-threatening Stevens-Johnson syndrome which causes the skin to peel off.