Anger after controversial painkiller becomes Covid-19 treatment


Painkiller metamizole – frequently known in Spain as the brand Nolotil – has become a frequently used weapon in the coronavirus battle despite the risk of ‘horrendous’ and deadly side effects.
Banned by over 40 countries across the world because of the danger, the analgesic can trigger agranulocytosis – a sudden and dangerous drop in white blood cells, a crucial part of the body’s immune system.

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