Indonesia after 99 children diedStop selling all syrups. Some syrups have been found to contain ingredients linked to acute kidney injury (AKI). It is unclear whether such drugs are imported or locally produced. Indonesian health officials said Thursday that they had received reports of about 200 cases of acute kidney injury in children, most of them under the age of five. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a global alert earlier this month over four cough syrups linked to the deaths of nearly 70 children in the Gambia. The cough syrups, made by an Indian pharmaceutical company, were found to contain “unacceptable amounts” of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, which may be linked to acute kidney injury. Indonesia’s health minister said some medicines used locally were found to contain the same ingredient.
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