The cough syrups linked to child deaths in Africa: a wake-up call for India’s drug regulators

With a population of less than 2.5 million, Gambia is a speck on the African map. Last week, however, it shot into international headlines when the World Health Organization (WHO) said that substandard cough syrups made by an Indian company were linked to the deaths of 66 children in the tiny African nation. The cough syrups were supplied by Delhi-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals, which has factories in Kundli and Panipat in Haryana. The company has

( Originally published on Oct 10, 2022 )

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