Emzor suspends cough syrup distribution over codeine outcry

A Nigerian company says it has suspended distribution of its cough syrup after a BBC investigation into its role in an addiction epidemic.

Emzor Pharmaceuticals has also dismissed a company executive who was caught selling 60 bottles of cough syrup to an undercover reporter.

The syrup, containing the highly addictive opioid, codeine, is used by young Nigerians to get high.



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