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Tainted Medicine Scandal

1 x 48 HD
Broadcaster:  CNA

In the heart-wrenching special, Undercover Asia investigates why over 300 children from Gambia, Uzbekistan, and Indonesia tragically lose their lives after consuming cough syrup between 2022 and 2023. Shockwaves reverberate worldwide as investigations uncover toxic ingredients, Diethylene and Ethylene Glycol, in the cough syrups, manufactured by pharmaceutical companies in India and Indonesia.


India, a major player in the global pharmaceutical market, comes under scrutiny as the primary supplier of generic drugs to over 200 countries. With 10,000 factories and 3,000 companies, the nation's role in exporting medications to Africa, Latin America, and Asia sparks concerns about drug safety and quality standards.


As grieving parents seek answers, the documentary exposes a Pandora's box of dirty truths within the pharmaceutical industry, raising questions about drug manufacturing practices and global regulatory measures.


From Series 10 of the award-winning series, Undercover Asia

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