2008 Nov 26, Nigeria’s food and drug control agency NAFDAC said 25 children have died in the last fortnight after taking a teething mixture discovered to contain a harmful substance. Laboratory tests on the drug found out that it contains a killer element known as diethylene glycol. The agency shut down the premises of the Nigerian manufacturer. The death count soon rose to 34 as more children lost their lives after being given “My Pikin” teething syrup contaminated with diethylene glycol, blamed for causing kidney failure.
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