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 in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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