Cough syrup recalled from 8 different states after the deaths of 9 infants in J&K and one in Haryana

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Cough syrup Coldbest-PC manufactured by the Himachal based Digital vision pharmaceuticals has been issued in Tamil nadu and seven other states in the country. After the preliminary investigations found to be contaminated and allegedly led to the deaths of nine infants in Jammu and Kashmir.

Presently the licence of the Digital vision has been withdrawn and over 5000 units of syrup has been recalled from the eight states it has distributed in. Authorities have also suspended the unit where is was being manufactured.

It was not the first time the Digital vision has failed the testing and quality checks. As per the report they were before held for producing  subpar drugs as between 2014 and 2019 in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharastra, Gujarat and Kerala.

An official from the Office of the Assistant Director of Drugs Control in Trichy told that they were informed that the syrup is contaminated and to not distribute it.  They have informed all the health officials who are involved to ensure that no one is administered the syrup.

Officials from pharmaceutical company informed that the production of the syrup has been stopped and all the drug officials has been notified.

This all started in January when nine kids were found dead and other six fell sick in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district.

The  Health authorities deployed to probe the causeoof the death and only common factor among the kids was they were giving the dose of Coldbest-PC syrup.

The syrup was sent for testing which revealed a poisonous substance in it called Diethylene glycol.


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