They mourn the loss of 66 minors intoxicated with cough syrup

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The minors died in The Gambia after ingesting cough syrup made in India. Alert possible distribution to other countries

Regeneration, October 8, 2022. At least 66 minors have died in The Gambia due to kidney damage from four syrups against cough, manufactured by the Indian pharmaceutical company.

And it so happens that these are products made by Maiden Pharmaceuticalsaccording to the World Health Organization (WHO).


– «The laboratory analyzes of the samples of the four products confirm contains an unacceptable amount of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol,” WHO said.

In addition, the agency said that to date this four products in The Gambia but could have been informally distributed to other countries or regions.

On the other hand, it is stated that the four are syrups Promethazine oral solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup.

Even the organizations of the United Nations warn of this All batches of these products “must be considered unsafe”.

this up were analyzed by the respective national authorities.


The portals also state that the Central Organization for Quality Control The Indian Medicines Agency launched an investigation into these syrups after receiving the initial reports.

– «66 is a huge number. That’s why we need justice, because the victims They were innocent children,” said one of the mothers in an interview with the British media broadcaster BBC.

And he adds, when we gave him the syrup, the flu stopped: «but it caused another problem. My son wasn’t urinating,” so he had surgery but died.

Finally medication of the company Maiden Pharmaceuticals were rejected by the Indian authorities.

Even Vietnam directly vetoed it all its products in 2011.

And that in turn the pharmaceutical It assures on its website that it sells cough products and others to countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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