Rat poison chemical found in pills linked to India sterilization deaths




 
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November 15th, 2014  
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By Aditya Kalra and Aditi Shah BILASPUR/RAIPUR India (Reuters) - Tablets linked to the deaths of more than a dozen women who visited a sterilization camp in India are likely to have contained a chemical compound commonly used in rat poison, two senior officials in Chhattisgarh state said on Saturday. Preliminary tests of the antibiotic ciprocin tablets were found to contain zinc phosphide, Siddhartha Pardeshi, the chief administrator for the Bilaspur district, told Reuters. The antibiotics were handed out at the mass sterilization held a week ago in the impoverished state. ...




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