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The Supreme Court on Tuesday relieved the government of responsibility for damages for deaths caused by a side effect of the lung cancer drug Iressa.

The top court decided not to hear an appeal against a Tokyo High Court ruling that found the government bore no responsibility for the deaths from interstitial pneumonia, developed as a side effect by some cancer patients taking the drug.

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