WHO calls for ‘immediate’ action after cough syrup deaths
24 January 2023 | 11:35 am
Contaminated cough syrups have been linked to hundreds of child deaths in Africa and Asia. The WHO is reportedly investigating potential connections between the pharmaceutical companies that made the products.
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