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Drug maker ordered to stop cough syrup production over deaths

Posted On: Oct. 13, 2022 9:45 AM CST

Indian authorities have ordered drug manufacturer Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd. to halt the production of cough medications after the World Health Organization linked the syrups to the deaths of 66 children in Gambia, The National reported. Major irregularities were found at a facility of the firm, which manufactured and exported at least four child cough and cold medications to the African country.