How weak drug laws are costing lives20 min read 27 Sep 2021, 10:58 PM IST
The only punishment the regulator meted out in most cases related to substandard drugs was to suspend the firm’s license to manufacture the drug for a few days
Poor training, antiquated record-keeping systems and understaffing also leave drug inspectors ill-equipped to enforce recalls and root-cause analyses
Monu and Monika could easily pass off as teenagers. The husband and wife are of slight build and they both speak softly, belying the fact that they are in their early twenties. Yet, Monu, a construction worker in the Himachal Pradesh town of Baddi, and Monika, a homemaker, were parents over a year ago. They had a daughter named Radhika. She was two years old when she died, after drinking an adulterated children’s cough syrup.
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