Two more fall prey to lethal PIC medicine in Lahore

Unofficial death toll reaches 126.


Web Desk February 04, 2012

LAHORE: Two more people lost their lives in Lahore on Saturday on consuming adulterated medicines distributed at the Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC), reported Express News.

The death toll reached 126 as 60-year-old Shahida, a resident of Rang Mehal, and 55-year-old Ghulam Ali, a resident of Qasur, lost their lives at the Services Hospital.

The medicine – IsoTab – was recently found to have a large amount of an anti-bacterial which triggered an unknown disease in heart patients who consumed it.

With the death toll constantly rising, the Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) and the Punjab government have taken several steps, including inquiring the medicines and sealing factories which manufactured them, to control the matter.

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