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US FDA joins global regulators probing tainted overseas cough syrup

The agency seeks more information about the specific raw materials used and whether they were obtained from any of the same suppliers

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WHO is also investigating whether there is any connection between the manufacturers

The US. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it is working with the World Health Organization and foreign regulatory authorities to support an investigation into the source of contaminated cough syrups that have killed more than 300 children in Africa and Asia.

In a statement, the FDA said it had no indication that contaminated syrups had entered the U.S. drug supply chain, but it is "investigating the potential impact and scope of this hazard on FDA-regulated products." The agency recommended consumers only take medicines which were made to be sold in the United States, especially for children.

"The FDA is taking

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First Published: Jan 26 2023 | 10:52 PM IST

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