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Hospital raided over radioactive shots for kids via The Japan Times Online

KOFU, Yamanashi Pref. — Police raided a hospital Sunday in Yamanashi Prefecture and the home of one of its medical staffers in connection with allegations that higher-than-recommended doses of a radioactive substance were given to children.

Last month, the hospital said 145 children 15 or under had been injected with a test agent containing technetium since 1999 to examine their internal organs.

But 84 of the children received dosages bigger than recommended by the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine, the hospital said.

One got over 40 times the recommended dosage, while 40 were given amounts 10 times greater than advised, it said.

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