Martha Andreasen, of Bowie, Texas, with her husband, Terry, lives with badly damaged lungs after taking the drug Pacerone. The drug, also called amiodarone, wasn't FDA-approved for her heart condition.
Martha Andreasen, of Bowie, Texas, with her husband, Terry, lives with badly damaged lungs after taking the drug Pacerone. The drug, also called amiodarone, wasn't FDA-approved for her heart condition. Joyce Marshall / Fort Worth Star-Telegram / MCT
Martha Andreasen, of Bowie, Texas, with her husband, Terry, lives with badly damaged lungs after taking the drug Pacerone. The drug, also called amiodarone, wasn't FDA-approved for her heart condition. Joyce Marshall / Fort Worth Star-Telegram / MCT

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November 04, 2003 6:24 PM