WHO recommends against using Indian cough syrups in Uzbekistan

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday recommended that two Indian cough syrups – Ambronol and DOK-1 Max – should not be used for children in Uzbekistan.
An analysis by the Uzbek Ministry of Health showed that the syrups contained a toxic substance, ethylene glycol, and were given in doses above the norm for children, either by their parents, who confused them with a cure for colds, or on the advice of pharmacists.
The maker of these two products, which have been linked to the deaths of 19 children in the country, is based in India Marion Biotech Pvt Ltd. So far, marion has provided no guarantee to the WHO on the safety and quality of these products, the agency said in its press release.


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