Cough syrup deaths: Why drugs made in India are sparking safety concerns – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-63226055

State-run drug testing labs in many states are under-funded, short-staffed and poorly equipped. Regulatory oversight and enforcement is unsurprisingly spotty, analysts say. In 2014, India’s top drug regulator famously told a
newspaper: “If I follow US standards I will have to shut almost all drug facilities.”

More than 70 people, mostly children, have died in five separate mass poisoning incidents related to drugs spiked with DEG since 1972…

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