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Bangladesh Complains of Flood Of Adulterated Drugs From Drug Firms

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Bangladesh authorities report that of 250 drugs licensed in the country, 200 are sub-standard even though they are made by recognized drug companies. The Directorate of Drug Administration says as a result, the country has a market flooded with adulterated medicines. Attorneys challenging that view note the nation has only one drug court that remains idle along with the DDA and other authorities. A total of 25 children recently were reported to have died after receiving a paracetamol syrup made by Rid Pharmaceutical, whose drug later was determined to contain a toxic ingredient. (Click here for more



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