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Adulterated supplement linked to kidney failure

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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U.K. regulatory agencies say the turmeric-based food supplement Miradin/Fortodol may contain the undeclared drug nimesulide and warn consumers against using the product. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and the Food Standards Agency warn adulterated Fortodol may cause liver damage. The warnings follow an announcement by the Swedish Medical Products Agency that the product is linked to at least 11 reports of liver damage and potentially two deaths. Nimesulide is a potent anti-inflammatory drug not authorized for sale as a medicine in the U.K. The American firm Donsbach makes the supplement and exports it to Sweden where it is resold across Europe, according to the U.K. agencies
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