cough syrup : In Gambia, 66 children lost their lives due to consumption of cough syrup. In this case, allegations were made against a company manufacturing cough syrup in India. Now the Gambia government has taken a U-turn in this matter. The Gambian government has said that it is not yet clear whether the children died due to the cough syrup of the Indian company. Gambia’s Medicines Control Agency has given this information to Reuters.
What did the WHO say?
Four types of cough syrup produced by Maiden Pharma have killed 66 children in Gambia. World Health Organization President Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, ‘WHO has issued a medical product alert regarding four contaminated cough syrups found in Gambia. which has been linked to severe kidney disease and the death of 66 children. The World Health Organization has objected to the four cough syrups that caused the deaths of children in Gambia. They include Promethogen Oral Solution, Magrip N Cold Syrup, Cofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, and Makoff Baby Cough Syrup. The World Health Organization had ordered an investigation saying that these drugs contain some elements that are harmful to health.
An inquiry was ordered by the Government of India
After the unfortunate incident in Gambia, serious allegations were made against a cough syrup company manufactured in India. After that, the Drug Regulatory Board of India took strict action and ordered an inspection of Maiden Pharma’s cough syrup. Additional information has been sought from the World Health Organization in this regard. Production in the company was stopped pending the inquiry report.
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