Gambia: News

Why cough syrup exporters will have to undertake product testing

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) has made it mandatory for exporters of cough syrups to get their products tested at government laboratories before they are shipped.

Gambia: CDC links child deaths to Indian-made syrup

The United States's (US) leading public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on Friday said that they found strong evidence to suggest that child deaths that took place in Gambia are linked to the consumption of Indian-made cough syrups.

Cough syrup deaths: WHO urges countries to take immediate action

Following a series of child deaths linked to contaminated cough syrups in the past few months, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued several measures for countries, calling for "immediate and concerted action" to protect children.

WHO recommends against using India-made cough syrups after Uzbekistan deaths

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a medical alert on Wednesday, warning against the use of two cough syrups made by Noida-based company Marion Biotech for children in Uzbekistan.

66 Gambia deaths: Centre probes Indian company's 4 cough syrups

After the death of 66 children in the Gambia, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an alert against using four fever, cold, and cough syrups manufactured by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited — an Indian pharmaceuticals company based in Haryana.