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Death toll from contaminated drug rises to 14 in S China


GUANGZHOU, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) — A 37-year-old man has died from the effects of a contaminated drug given to patients at a south China hospital almost two years ago, bringing the death toll to 14.
The latest victim died on Wednesday afternoon at the No. 3 Zhongshan Hospital in Guangzhou, capital of southern China's Guangdong Province, after medical treatment failed.

The man, surnamed Ren, had been hospitalized since April 2006 after contracting hepatitis.
After being treated with the fake Armillarisni A injection from the Qiqihar No. 2 Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd., he developed a fever and began vomiting.

23 January 2008

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