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Pakistan tries to recover from drugs scandal

Pakistan's lucrative pharmaceutical industry is trying to recover its reputation after a scandal in which over 100 patients died from the effects of contaminated heart medicines.

Tests now show the pills contained a lethal dose of anti-malarial chemicals.

The case has focused attention on the country's drug companies and how they are regulated, with fears the recent tragedy could easily be repeated.

Aleem Maqbool reports from Lahore.

  • 06 Feb 2012
  • From the section Asia
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