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Drug overdose claims 13 lives in Mizoram

Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013, 13:54

Cough syrup, which contained high dose of codeine and other drugs, is frequently used as an intoxicant among young people in the northeast.

Pak official says Indian ingredient led to cough syrup deaths

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 01, 2013, 23:02

A senior Pakistani official has contended that an ingredient imported from India to make the medicine was to blame for the deaths in Pakistan.

17 Pakistanis die after drinking cough syrup

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 12:05

As many as 21 people who had excessively consumed the alleged toxic cough syrup and drugs were brought to hospital from different areas.

Toxic cough syrup claims 40 lives in Pak in 2 months

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 14:54

Five more people have died in Gujranwala area of Pakistan after drinking a "poisonous" cough syrup, taking the death toll to 40 in nearly two months.

8 die after drinking adulterated syrup in Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012, 19:07

At least eight men have died and a dozen others are in a critical condition after drinking adulterated cough syrup in Pakistan`s Punjab province, officials said.

12 die after drinking adulterated cough syrup in Pakistan

Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 16:31

At least 12 men died and several others were in a serious condition after drinking adulterated cough syrup in this eastern Pakistani city on Sunday, police said.

Bangladesh army major jailed for cough syrup drug

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 01, 2010, 22:12

A senior Bangladesh army officer has been jailed and sacked for carrying hundreds of bottles of illegal cough syrup -- a popular drug in the south Asian country, an official said on Wednesday.

Addictive substances in cough syrup is allotted in excess: PIL

Last Updated: Thursday, July 22, 2010, 21:02

The Bombay HC today asked Maharashtra FDA, Drug Controller of India and Narcotic Commissioner of India to file a reply on a PIL alleging that the state Food and Drug Admin is allocating excess amounts of Codeine Phosphate.