India to WHO: Samples taken from pharma co linked to Gambia deaths within specifications

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Maiden Pharma photo banner from website of company’s press release section. Photo: website @maidenpharma.com

MUMBAI – India has told the World Health Organization that samples taken from Indian pharmaceutical company Maiden Pharma, whose products were linked to the deaths of children in Gambia, have been found to be within specifications.

The samples had not been contaminated with ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol, India’s drugs controller general, V.G. Somani, said in a letter to the WHO and shared with reporters by the Indian health ministry.

Gambian police said in October that they were investigating if the deaths of 69 children from acute kidney injury were linked to four cough syrups made in India and imported into the West African country.

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