Uzbekistan says contaminated Indian cough syrup was on market due to bribery
Distributors are said to have paid local officials a bribe of US$33,000 to skip mandatory testing.
India finds 'violations' at cough syrup maker linked to Cameroon deaths
Riemann Labs is the fourth Indian cough syrup maker to stop production after regulators found lapses.
India orders drugmaker linked to Cameroon cough syrup deaths to stop manufacturing
India has suspended manufacturing licences for three cough syrup makers so far.
Indian firm used toxic industrial-grade ingredient in syrup, sources say
The sources say the syrup was made with industrial-grade PG, a toxic material widely used in liquid detergents, antifreeze, paints or coatings, and to enhance the effectiveness of pesticides.
Indonesia police probe drug regulators over cough syrup
The police scrutiny of Indonesia's food and drugs agency is the latest escalation in seeking accountability for contaminated syrups that were linked to the deaths of children in Gambia and Uzbekistan last year.
Indian drugmaker denies syrup exported to Liberia is toxic
Many Indian-made drugs have been found to have contained ethylene glycol and similar toxin diethylene glycol since last year, which the WHO have linked to the deaths of children in Gambia and Uzbekistan.
India probes bribery claim in toxic syrup tests
A lawyer accused the state's drug controller, Manmohan Taneja, of taking a bribe of US$605,419 from Maiden Pharmaceuticals to help it switch the samples before an Indian government laboratory tested them.
Gambia hires US law firm to consider action on toxic Indian cough syrup, minister says
At least 70 children in Gambia, most under 5 years old, died from acute kidney injury between June and October.
India makes tests mandatory for cough syrup export after overseas deaths
Indian-made cough syrups were linked to the deaths of 70 children in Gambia and 19 in Uzbekistan last year, denting the image of India's US$41 billion pharmaceutical industry.
India considering policy change after cough syrup deaths
Increased testing of cough syrups as well as of raw materials for drugs in general is said to be one of the steps being considered.
'Fix the system': Indonesia parents seek justice after cough syrup crisis
Since the government sounded the alarm in October, Indonesia's food and drug agency has recalled 105 products after tests revealed excessive amounts of the two chemicals.
WHO urges 'immediate action' after cough syrup deaths
More than 300 children, mostly under five years old, died of acute kidney injury last year, in deaths that were associated with contaminated medicines, in Gambia, Indonesia and Uzbekistan.
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