WHO raises alarm to circulation of eight tainted baby syrups

of eight substandard and contamWorld Health Organisation (WHO) has raised alarm over circulation inated baby syrup products.

The new Medical Product Alert refers to products identified in the WHO Region of South-East Asia.

According to ‘Medical Product Alert,these products were identified in Indonesia and publicly reported by the national regulatory authority on October twentieth and thirtieth this year.

The eight products are Termorex syrup, Flurin DMP syrup, Unibebi Cough Syrup, Unibebi Demam Paracetamol Drops, Unibebi Demam Paracetamol Syrup, Paracetamol Drops, Paracetamol Syrup (mint) and Vipcol Syrup.

WHO said these products contain unacceptable amounts of ethylene glycol and/or diethylene glycol as contaminants.

This has been confirmed through laboratory analysis of samples by authorities in Indonesia.