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The first lawsuit has been filed in the latest deadly outbreak of capsule tampering, in which two people have died and one narrowly escaped death.

Meanwhile medical examiners said Wednesday they have found no more mysterious or sudden deaths that could be connected with the cyanide-lacing of Sudafed 12-Hour cold medication in Washington state.A review of all deaths this year turned up no more apparent victims in the counties encompassing the Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia areas.

S. Jane McWhorter filed suit in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, accusing Sudafed's maker, Burroughs Wellcome Co., of negligence in the death of her husband, Stan, who died of cyanide poisoning after taking Sudafed capsules.