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07/28/2009 12:11 PM ID: 79902 Permalink   

25 Children Die Due To Tainted Pain Reliever

 

Propylene glycol is a common additive used in pain relievers, but a Pharmaceutical company in eastern Bangladesh decided to get a cheaper additive, diethyl glycol. Diethyl glycol, used to dye leather and other textiles, causes renal failure in humans.

In the past 6 weeks, 25 children from the ages of 1 through 5 have died because of the tainted medication. The majority of deaths were caused where the plant is located in Comilla. That plant is shut down as of now.

So far there have been no criminal charges filed, and none seem to be in the near future. The Health Minister wants to remind families that Paracetamol is not to blame, it was only the solvent used.

 
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they need to be shut down for good and forever
 
  by: nimira     07/28/2009 03:26 PM     
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I agree, but it worries me that no one is thinking of charging the company. It closed yes but who knows where it might next open, and under what name. If they were to use the wrong additive again who knows how many might die.
 
  by: TaraB     07/28/2009 04:40 PM     
  They should...  
 
be made to eat the stuff their selves!
 
  by: captainJane     07/28/2009 05:46 PM     
  What are they doing...  
 
Giving pain relievers to 1 year olds?
 
  by: elderban99     07/28/2009 07:10 PM     
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this it is said, the soup is more expensive then the meat.
 
  by: vizhatlan     07/28/2009 08:35 PM     
  @elderban99  
 
For teething in kids as young as 6 months, provided its children's strength.
 
  by: barryman9001   07/28/2009 10:07 PM     
 
 
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