13 December 2007

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China's food and drug safety agency has revoked the licence of a company responsible for making tainted leukemia drugs blamed for causing leg pains and partial paralysis among dozens of patients.

The investigation found that the drugs were contaminated with vincristine sulfate — another cancer-fighting chemical — during production, the drug safety agency's statement said.

Investigators did not say how the contamination occurred.