A known toxin lurked in syrup taken by children in Gambia in 2022. Doctors faced a fight to prove it, while India, where the syrups were made, denied a connection. Olivia Chan has more.
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.
Indian drugmaker Marion Biotech is under investigation after Uzbekistan said at least 18 children died after consuming the syrup it manufactured.
Indian health officials have ordered a maker of cough syrups to halt production after they were linked to the deaths of children in The Gambia. Maiden Pharmaceuticals broke rules "across its manufacturing and testing activities," Indian regulators found.