Uzbekistan cough syrup deaths case: 3 employees of Noida pharma firm arrested

Updated: Mar 3 2023 6:34PM

Noida, Mar 3 (PTI) Three employees of a city-based pharmaceutical firm, whose cough syrup is alleged to have led to the death of 18 children in Uzbekistan last year, were arrested on charges of manufacturing and sale of adulterated drugs, officials said.

The arrests were made after an FIR was lodged late Thursday night against five officials of Marion Biotech, including two of its directors, over a complaint by a drugs inspector of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), they said.

Police said the directors are at large and a search is underway to apprehend them.