U.S. FDA says it’s working with world regulators to grasp scope of cough syrup contamination

(Reuters) – The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration stated on Wednesday it’s working with the World Well being Group and international regulatory authorities to assist an investigation into contaminated cough syrups which have killed practically 300 youngsters in Africa and Asia.

In a press release, the FDA stated it had no indication that contaminated syrups had entered the U.S. drug provide chain, and it really useful customers solely take medicines which have been made to be offered in the USA, particularly for kids.

Earlier this week, the WHO stated it had expanded an inquiry into contaminated cough syrups linked to deaths in Gambia, Indonesia and Uzbekistan to 4 extra nations, and known as on governments extra extensively to make sure that medicines on the market are permitted by competent authorities.

(Reporting by Patrick Wingrove; Modifying by Michele Gershberg and Chris Reese)

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