Panama on Friday withdrew stocks of a medicine used by thousands to treat high blood pressure after investigations linked it to a mystery illness that has killed 19 people. Health Minister Camilo Alleyne said officials were recalling Lisinopril tablets from pharmacies, hospitals and private clinics across the Central American country as scientists tested the drug for toxic agents that may have poisoned 30 people. “The cause is still not completely confirmed,” Alleyne told a news conference late on Friday. “We decided as a safety precaution to withdraw this medicine from use.” Full Story
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