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A man in Yamaguchi Prefecture died in mid-December after taking a Chinese herbal medicine he bought in Shanghai, prefectural government officials said Tuesday.

The man, who was in his 50s and had been using a drug for diabetes for seven years, began to take both the Chinese herbal medicine and a hospital-prescribed cold drug in early September and was hospitalized because of liver and kidney dysfunction, and pneumonia later that month, they said.

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