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Rise in Pakistan drug contamination deaths

More than 100 people have now died in Lahore after taking contaminated heart medicine, Pakistan officials have said.

The deaths, which span a three-week period, are linked to a batch of faulty drugs given to up to 40,000 cardiac patients at a government-run hospital.

Another 250 people remain in hospital while an investigation into the situation gets under way.

Caroline Hawley reports.

  • 26 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia