South African drug regulator finds no traces of toxic substance in children’s cough syrup

By Thomson Reuters Jun 5, 2024 | 8:01 AM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) on Wednesday released the results of its investigation into two recalled batches of Benylin Paediatric children’s cough syrup, saying that it had found┬áno traces of toxic substance diethylene glycol.

“SAHPRA also wishes to indicate that there is no record of any adverse drug reactions relating to diethylene glycol for the two recalled batches in South Africa or anywhere else where they were exported to on the continent,” the regulator said in a statement.

(Reporting by Bhargav Acharya; Editing by Alexander Winning)