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Faulty drugs given to 46,000 in Pakistan

27 January 2012 Last updated at 16:47 GMT

More than 100 people have died in Lahore after taking contaminated heart medicine, Pakistan officials have said.

The deaths, which span a three-week period, are linked to a batch of faulty drugs given to over 40,000 cardiac patients at a government-run hospital.

The BBC's Orla Guerin spoke to the head of Lahore's Jinnah Hospital, Dr Javed Akram, in a ward where people affected by the incident are being treated.

He said Pakistani hospitals are often forced to buy the cheapest drugs available.