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


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