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Common antibiotic linked with heart deaths in BMJ study.

The antibiotic clarithromycin, widely used for treating common bacterial infections, is associated with an increased risk of heart deaths, finds an opensource study published in the BMJ.  The team from the Statens Serum Institut say that their findings require urgent confirmation, given that many millions of people are prescribed the drug each year. But they stress that the absolute risk

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