[QODLink]
Asia

Cough syrup kills dozens in Pakistan

Victims are believed to be drug addicts who drank the medicine to get high.
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2012 02:23

Dozens of people have died after drinking a cough syrup in Pakistan.

Most of the dead are believed to be drug addicts who drank the medicine to get high.

It is not the first drug-related death in the country, highlighting the need for much needed reform in Pakistan's pharmaceutical regulations.

Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports.

56

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
Absenteeism among doctors at government hospitals is rife, prompting innovative efforts to ensure they turn up for work.
Marginalised and jobless, desperate young men in Nairobi slums provide fertile ground for al-Shabab.
The Khmer Rouge tribunal is set to hear genocide charges for targeting ethnic Vietnamese and Cham Muslims.
'I'm dying anyway, one piece at a time' said Steve Fobister, who suffers from disabilities caused by mercury poisoning.
The world's newest professional sport comes from an unlikely source: video games.
join our mailing list