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THE HAGUE (Reuters) -Tests on Slobodan Milosevic’s blood taken before he was found dead on Saturday showed traces of a medicine that negated the effect of high blood pressure drugs, a Dutch toxicologist said on Monday.

Groningen University toxicologist Donald Uges told Reuters tests he conducted two weeks ago on Milosevic’s blood showed traces of rifampicin — a drug against leprosy and tuberculosis that would have made other medicines ineffective.

The 64-year-old, who suffered from a heart condition and high blood pressure, was found dead in his cell on Saturday only months before a verdict was due in his trial on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the 1990s.