Cough syrup kills dozens in Pakistan

Victims are believed to be drug addicts who drank the medicine to get high.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The man we call 'Salman Rushdie' today is not the brilliant author of the Satanic Verses, but a Picassoesque imposter.

    The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

    The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

    The story of Shula Cohen, aka The Pearl, who spied for the Israelis in Lebanon for 14 years.