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Isotab Has Been Declared Responsible for Drug Associated Deaths In Pakistan

In the Previous Days more than 100 patients in Lahore (Pakistan) have died as a result of drug reaction. Most of them were cardiac patients. Government Of Punjab, sent suspicious drugs samples to a Laboratory in London to test their efficacy. After testing those drugs the laboratory declared one of the cardiac drugs, which caused the death of more than hundred patients in Lahore, as contaminated with an antimalarial,

According to details, the samples of Isotab tablets, dispatched to a state-of-the-art lab in London, were tested as substandard and injurious to health.

The lab report revealed Isotab samples to be heavily contaminated with Pyrimethamine, a commonly used antimalarial.

Experts are attributing Pyrimethamine to those deadly reactions, which continue to kill cardiac patients using the tainted life-saving drugs.

Traces of antimalarial in the samples of “Isotab” were dangerously high, it added.

Chief minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, in a meeting called after the receipt of the report discussed the matter at length.

CM was also told that health department experts had found an antidote, which they are hopeful would help patients cope with the adverse effects of the substandard medicines taken.

CM gave go-ahead to this newly found remedy to be administered in fresh cases of drug reaction.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued global instructions to stop the use of Isotab tablets manufactured in a Karachi based company, Geo News reported.

A laboratory in London Tuesday declared one of the cardiac drugs as contaminated with an antimalarial, which caused the deaths of more than hundred patients in Lahore.

According to details, the samples of Isotab (tablet), which were dispatched to a state-of-the-art lab in London, were tested as substandard and injurious to health.

The lab report revealed Isotab samples to be heavily contaminated with Pyrimethamine, a commonly used antimalarial.

Experts are attributing Pyrimethamine to those deadly reactions, which continue to kill cardiac patients using the tainted life-saving drugs.

Traces of antimalarial in the samples of "Isotab" were dangerously high, it added.

The Punjab Government Health Department said an antidote has been produced about which guidelines have been issued to all hospitals.

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