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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...

Facing Nolotil ‘disaster’ this summer

FEARS are growing of a tragedy this summer as the painkiller Nolotil is allegedly still being given to tourists despite a ban imposed by...

Nolotil drug triggers “nightmare” year for family

BRAVE Susan Hamnett told of her near-fatal experience of taking painkiller Nolotil in Spain that triggered a year of medical misery after developing sepsis. It...

New call to ban painkiller

HEALTH chiefs must ban the use of the controversial analgesic metamizole to protect the public as more people fall victim to side effects, says...

Painkiller fear mounts as death toll rises

INVESTIGATORS claim at least 20 British people have died after developing side effects from taking the controversial analgesic metamizole. The figures were revealed as international...

Woman survives Nolotil emergency

A woman collapsed “and very nearly died” after being given the controversial painkiller metamizole in a Marina Alta health centre. The 65-year-old was given Nolotil...

Nolotil: woman’s near-fatal collapse

TAKING just one tablet of the controversial painkiller Nolotil triggered a severe allergic reaction in a Spanish woman – who was saved by quick-thinking...

Crisis talks over drug’s danger

HEALTH chiefs, genetic experts, doctors and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry met in Madrid on Wednesday to hold a summit to discuss the growing...

‘Catastrophic’ effect of metamizole

BRITISH expat Joan Judge considers herself “lucky to be alive” after a “catastrophic reaction” to controversial painkiller metamizole and having her fingers and toes...

Metamizole: a survivor’s story

PATRICK Clancy went into septic shock after being prescribed the controversial painkiller Metamizole and spent six weeks in an induced coma on life support. He...

Metamizole case appeal

EVIDENCE of potentially fatal and 'horrific' side effects suffered by people who have taken the commonly-used painkiller metamizole in Spain is urgently needed ahead...

Costa health bosses probe Nolotil risk in Brits

Common painkiller harmless to Spaniards may be fatal to the English patient - and other northern Europeans, research shows.  

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