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WHO Flags 7 India-Made Syrups During Probe On Contaminated Medicines

Recently, death in many countries including Uzbekistan, Gambia, and Nigeria, have been linked with India-made medicines.

The World Health Organisations top vaccines expert says that immunising children against the coronavirus “is not a high priority”.
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Seven India-made cough syrups have been flagged by World Health Organisation during a probe.

WHO had conducted probe on contaminated medicines and syrups linked to over 300 deaths globally.

“20 syrups, manufactured by pharmaceuticals from India and Indonesia, have been flagged by the WHO,” NDTV report said. 

The report said theses medicines include cough syrups and vitamins manufactured by various pharmaceuticals.

It mentioned few countries, including Uzbekistan, Gambia, and Nigeria, have recently linked India-made medicines with deaths.

WHO also raised medical product alerts on India-made cough syrups that were linked to deaths in Gambia and Uzbekistan earlier.

Earlier, India's drug controller had launched a swift probe on manufacturers, including Noida's Marion Biotech, Haryana-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals, Chennai-based Global pharma, and Punjab's QP Pharmachem, halting their operations.
 

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