CDSCO takes up investigation on WHO's complaint for India-made cough syrups

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After the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an alert on four India-made cough syrups used for pediatric groups, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has launched an immediate investigation in this regard.

Important facts

  • Based on the available information, following the information received from WHO, CDSCO has started an immediate investigation of the matter with the State Regulatory Authorities.

  • The pharmaceutical company Madden Pharmaceuticals is located in Sonipat, Haryana.

  • It is worth noting that in the case of the death of 66 children in the African country of Gambia, 4 cough syrups manufactured in India are being considered as possible responsible.

  • The United Nations agency World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an alert on 5 October regarding a cough-cold syrup made by Maiden Pharmaceutical Limited of India.

  • WHO has advised not to use these syrups.

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