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Doctors have been told not to sedate children with a drug which may be linked to five deaths. The anaesthetic Propofol 'may have been a contributing factor' in the deaths of the children, aged between four weeks and six years, according to an article in the British Medical Journal. The children were given it as a sedative while in intensive care.