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The World Health Organization issued an alert on Wednesday about four cough and cold syrups made by Maiden Pharmaceuticals in India, warning that they may be linked to the deaths of 66 children in The Gambia.

“Laboratory analysis of samples of each of the four products confirms that they contain unacceptable amounts of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol as contaminants,” the WHO health product warning said, warning that while the controversial products have so far been found in The Gambia, they could spread to other countries.


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