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8th August 2018, 13:57

At least 10 Brits have died after taking Spanish painkiller Nolotil, Sunday Times reports

Published by GBC News

At least ten British people have died after taking a Spanish painkiller called Nolotil, an investigation by the Sunday Times has revealed. The report states the drug has not been licensed for use in a number of countries, including the UK, due to a possible side effect that can lead to blood poisoning and death.

In answer to GBC Questions, a government spokesperson said: “This medication is not available over the counter in Gibraltar and is not available by way of prescription, as it is not included on the UK national formulary.”

The Sunday Times reports that the medicines regulator in Spain has launched an investigation into concerns that northern Europeans might be more at risk of the side effects, although this is not proven.