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Common antibiotic could lead to heart-related death

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Aug 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-20 18:39:16-04

New research shows a common antibiotic used to treat respiratory infections could lead to heart-related deaths in some patients.

Clarithromycin, a drug used by millions of people across the globe, could be linked to hundreds of such deaths every year, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

The drug is used to treat pneumonia, bronchitis and sinus infections. See more about this startling report in this Newsy video: