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Cough syrups by Indian firm potentially tied to deaths in Gambia: WHO

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The World Health Organization on Wednesday said that four cough and cold syrups made by India’s Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd could be potentially linked with serious kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children in .


New Delhi-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals declined to comment on the matter.


issued a medical product alert for the four syrups and said it was conducting further investigation with the company and regulatory authorities in India.


Gambia’s government said last month it has also been investigating the deaths, as a spike in cases of acute kidney injury among children under the age of five was detected in late July.


“While the contaminated products have so far only been detected in the they may have been distributed to other countries,” Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference on Wednesday.


He added that recommends all countries detect and remove these products from circulation to prevent further harm to patients.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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