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Worry over drug

SHANGHAI Food and Drug Administration officials said yesterday they will tighten supervision over the use of nimesulide, an anti-inflammatory drug.

Thousands of side effects and even several deaths have been reported involving Chinese children who took the drug. Local pediatric hospitals said nimesulide, a prescribed medicine, is not a priority fever drug in clinical practice because it is harmful to the central nervous system.


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