India government has halted the production of cough syrups in the country following the death of 19 kids.
The maker of a cough syrup that was linked to the death of 19 children in Uzbekistan said on Friday that it had halted production of all medicines after an inspection by the drug regulator.
It was reported that inspectors had found deviation from rules on manufacturing at one of Marion Biotech’s units. Neither Marion Biotech or India’s health ministry immediately responded to a Reuters request for comment on the media reports or the inspections findings.
Uzbekistan’s health ministry said at least 18 children died in Samarkand city after consuming Marion Biotech’s Dok-1 Max syrup.
On Thursday, Uzbek’s media reported the 19th death which was that of a one year old.
Uzbekistan’s ministry of health had carried out a search and discovered that the medicine contained a toxic ingredient – ethylene glycol which was administered in a high dosage than required for children’s consumption.
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