Centre bans 14 combination drugs used to treat cough, cold
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Plagued by overseas deaths, India's cough syrup exporters must now take govt mandated tests
The quality check of the cough syrups has been taken after India's image as the "pharmacy of the world" took a knock following the WHO alerts on contaminated cough syrups.
Focus on India-made cough syrup following WHO alert over contamination
The toxic effects can include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, and acute kidney injury that may lead to death.
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The WHO in October had flagged four cough syrups supplied to Gambi by India-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals citing substandard quality.
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The central and Uttar Pradesh state drug authorities had checked samples of Marion Biotech's drugs and found 22 of them to be "not of standard quality".
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The WHO alert comes weeks after Uzbekistan said that 18 children died after consuming a syrup made by the company.
Uzbekistan cough syrup case: Marion Biotech's production licence suspended; WHO issue alert
It said substandard medical products fail to meet quality standards or specifications and are therefore "out of specification."
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Ten children died in Ramnagar tehsil of Udhampur in December 2019 and January 2020 due to consumption of spurious cough syrup.
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