Children dying after taking Digital Vision’s cough syrups: Owaisi MP

AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi informed the Lok Sabha that the Cofset syrup, which contains Diethylene Gylcol (DEG) and is manufactured with digital vision, had failed to qualify quality standards.

“Many children are consuming this cough syrup and dying, and there is no control by the government on the sale of such sub-standard drugs,” Owaisi said.

Owaisi demanded that the Drugs Consideration Committee’s statement that prosecuting every case of substandard drugs would lead to harassment of manufacturers be withdrawn.

He added that the Union government should ensure strict implementation of good practices under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.