UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA, Oct. 6, 2022
From our Overseas Bureau
World Health Organization has issued an alert for four contaminated medicines manufactured by an Indian pharmaceutical company that have been potentially linked with acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children in The Gambia.
Director-General of W.H.O. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters that the four medicines are cough and cold syrups produced by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited in India.
World Health Organisation is conducting further investigation with the company and regulatory authorities in India, he said, adding that the loss of young lives due to the products is beyond heart-breaking for their families.
The four products are Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup. The manufacturer of these products is Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited, Haryana, India and to date, the stated manufacturer has not provided guarantees to W.H.O. on the safety and quality of these products, W.H.O. maintains.