DRAP orders recall for this Pakistani cough Syrup after CDL findings

10:27 AM | 19 May, 2024
DRAP orders recall for this Pakistani cough Syrup after CDL findings
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LAHORE – The Drug Regulatory Autho­rity of Pakistan (Drap) has issued alert about substandard syrup used to treat iron deficiency in light of report of the Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) in Karachi.

The drug regulator took action against the distribution and sale of Novarise Syrup 50mg/5ml, due to it being found substandard. The syrup, used to treat iron deficiency, was discovered to contain an excessive amount of Ethylene Glycol, a toxic substance that can have harmful effects.

The Batch No. 113 of Novarise Syrup was found to be substandard. Consequently, the product has been recalled from the market, and its supply, sale, and use have been banned.

A sample of Novarise Syrup was found to contain 0.78percent Ethylene Glycol, exceeding the permissible limit. Ethylene Glycol is a toxic substance that can cause serious health issues.

Earlier, DRAP recalled eleven substandard medicines from the market and initiated action against the pharmaceutical companies involved.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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