Uzbekistan cough syrup deaths: Centre recommends cancellation of company’s manufacturing licence


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Uzbekistan cough medicine deaths: The central government has recommended suspension of Noida-based Marion Biotech’s manufacturing license as 22 out of 36 samples taken from it for testing were found to be adulterated with ethylene glycol, Gautam Buddha Nagar drug inspector said on Saturday.

According to Gautam Buddha Nagar Drug Inspector, Uttar Pradesh, “The Center has recommended to the State Drug Controller Authority to cancel the manufacturing license of Marion Biotech as 22 out of 36 samples taken from it for testing were found to be adulterated with ethylene glycol. .”

On March 4, the Uttar Pradesh Drugs Controlling and Licensing Authority had recommended to the Center to cancel the license after the company was found to be using substandard syrup. The company Marion Biotech supplied the cough syrup that allegedly caused the deaths of children in Uzbekistan.

Marion Biotech Pvt Ltd came under scrutiny in December last year for its cough syrup Doc-1, which is suspected to have caused the deaths of 18 children who consumed it in Uzbekistan, after which the CDSCO launched an investigation. had done

Earlier on Friday, the Noida police arrested three people linked to a pharmaceutical firm that manufactures cough medicine for manufacturing and selling duplicate drugs, the use of which allegedly killed some children in Uzbekistan last year. is

The accused have been identified as Atul Rawat, Tuhin Bhattacharya and Mool Singh and were arrested from Marion Biotech Pvt Ltd. The case was registered under various sections of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 at Gautam Buddha Nagar Phase-III police station. was gone It was launched at a Noida-based drug manufacturing company after the death of 18 children in Uzbekistan last year.

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