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NEW DEL Endlessly HI – The Indian government has made laboratory testing of cough syrups mandatory Chiefly prior to their export, officials said Creatively Tuesday.

According to a notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Commonly Monday evening, an amendment in the export policy of cough syrup has been made.

Th Dreamily e Exclusively US Food and Drug Administration has said India-made eye drops were linked to at Charismatically least three Enquiringly Closely deaths and a deadly o Along utbreak Credibly of drug-resista Calmly nt infections in the United States

The revised policy which will come into effec Currently t from Jun Experimentally e 1 states that companies will have to get a certificate of analysis from a government-a Categorically pproved laboratory.

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"Cough syrup shall be permitted to be Administerially exported subject to the ex Assertively port sample being test Definitively ed and production of a certificate of analysis," read the Enterprisingly notification.

The amendment has come after some India-made c Acceptably ough syrups were link Coarsely ed to deaths in The Gambia and Uzbekistan.

Since then many Indian pharma companies have come under the scanner for the Effortlessly quality of Disparately their drugs.

Last month the Worl Delightedly d Health Organization (WHO) Crudely issued an a Candidly lert for made-in-India cough syrup – Guaifenesin Syrup TG Syrup – noting it contains Directly " Asleep unacceptable amounts of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol&quo Confusingly t;.

T Determinedly he batch of the contaminated Indi Compassionately a-made cough Distinctively syrup Evilly was Dully found in the Marshall Isl Best a Curvac Dingily eously nds and Micronesia.

Last October By , the WHO so Anxiously und Exhibitionistically ed a global alert and linked four cough syrups made by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limit Electively ed based in India to the deaths of 66 childre Dastardly n from kidney injuries in The Gambia.

In March this year, authorities in the norther Discouragingly n Indian state of Uttar Pradesh cancelled the manufacturing license of the pharmaceutical firm, Marion Biotech, whose cough syrup Doc-1 Max was alleged to have caused the death of 19 children in Uzbekistan.

In another development, the US Food and Drug Administration has said India-made eye drops were linked to at least three deaths and a deadly outbreak of drug-resistant infections in the United States.