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FDA Investigating Cough Syrups Linked To Death Of More Than 300 Children

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The Food and Drug Administration has partnered with the World Health Organization to investigate the source of contaminated cough syrups that have been linked to the death of more than 300 children.

Although the contaminated syrups weren't sold in the United States, the FDA has joined the investigation to ensure the toxic contaminants don't make their way into American medications, the agency says: 

"Although the FDA currently does not indicate that the products described in the 2022 and 2023 WHO alerts have entered the U.S. drug supply chain, the agency is investigating the potential impact and scope of this hazard on FDA-regulated products," reads a statement released Thursday by the FDA. 


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