SUDDEN DEATH: Cough Syrup!


Panamanian authorities are investigating five people in connection with the distribution of contaminated cough medicine that killed 26 people, the state prosecutor’s office said. null The government-made cough syrup contained diethylene glycol, an industrial solvent commonly used in brake fluid.

The deaths and scores of illnesses, occurred mainly in the capital.
–L.A. Times, 10/20/2006

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