(Beijing) -- An herbal drug in China suspected in the deaths of three people was "tainted with bacteria."
Officials with the country's Ministry of Health and State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) say it's not known how the batches of the drug made from Siberian ginseng had been contaminated.
The herbal drug is used for the treatment of conditions stemming from a weak liver and kidneys.
It is also thought to benefit those who suffer from heart disease, nervous exhaustion and menopause symptoms.
The pharmaceutical company in China that manufactures the herbal medicine is now under investigation following its recall.
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