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Tainted Medicine Kills 27 in Panama

Thousands of health workers and students took to Panama’s streets to collect bottles of cough syrup and lotions possibly contaminated with an industrial chemical as the death toll from the tainted medicine rose to 27 Friday. The deaths, which began in July, baffled authorities until last week, when U.S. health officials found traces of diethylene glycol, an industrial chemical related to antifreeze, in a red, sugarless cough syrup made by a government-run pharmaceutical factory. Full Story

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