The fake cough syrup known as Mist Expectorant Sedative (MES) now in circulation in the local market might have been manufactured by unlicensed backyard factories, the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority has said.

TFDA public relations officer Gaudensia Simwanza said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that Afya Laboratories Limited, the company whose batch number appears on the fake medicine, closed shop last year after it failed to meet good manufacturing practice.

By Hellen Nachilongo
16 May 2007

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