Press Note on Uzbekistan-Marion Biotech Cough Syrup matter

There have been reports from Uzbekistan concerning contaminated cough syrup Dok1 Max made by Indian company Marion Biotech, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh. Under directions of the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has been in regular contact with the national drug regulator of Uzbekistan regarding the matter since 27th December 2022.

Immediately upon receipt of the information, a joint inspection of the NOIDA facility of the manufacturer, Marion Biotech, was carried out by UP Drug Control and the CDSCO team. Further action as appropriate would be initiated based on the inspection report. 

Marion Biotech is a licensed manufacturer and holds the license for manufacturing Dok1 Max syrup and Tablets for export purposes granted by Drugs Controller, Uttar Pradesh.                 

The samples of the cough syrup have been taken from the manufacturing premises and sent to the Regional Drugs Testing Laboratory (RDTL), Chandigarh for testing.

Disclaimer: This is an official press release by PIB.

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