Tyno syrup: Deaths caused by clotting in heart, reveals post-mortem report

Published: November 28, 2012

Syrup manufacturing factory re-opened partially. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

LAHORE: The initial post-mortem report of people who died after consuming cough syrup Tyno has revealed that the deaths were caused by clotting of blood in the heart, reported Express News.

The cause of the blood clotting, however, still remains unknown.

Other samples from the bodies have been sent to a chemical examiner for further probe.

Tyno syrup, which was earlier believed to be contaminated and toxic after 17 people who consumed it ended up dying, was given a clean chit on Wednesday in the forensic tests conducted on it.

The 25 samples of Tyno syrup which were taken for conducting tests, were proved to be unadulterated and not toxic.

According to reports, the people who died after consuming this syrup earlier in Lahore either overdosed on it or used it in combination with some other substance.

Following the forensic report results, the factory that manufactures this medicine has been opened partially.

Earlier, 17 people died when they consumed this cough syrup, resulting in seizure of stocks and a ban on it.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Seher
    Nov 28, 2012 - 1:49PM

    The media needs to apologize and it shall be penalized especially C42.They did not have the right to point fingers when they had no proof.The reputation of the pharmaceutical company has been destroyed whose products have been used and trusted for over 50 years and contributed to the good health of the population.Disgusting behaviour displayed by media.Absolutely disgusting.

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  • FKM
    Nov 28, 2012 - 1:57PM

    Once again the media created an unnecessary and false hype. A public apology is due to the company.

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  • Naazir
    Nov 28, 2012 - 1:59PM

    PUBLIC APOLOGY to be made headlines of ET for tarnishing the image of the product and the company prior to completion of all tests. A humanity serving company for over past 50 years of existance and delivering quality medicines image has been badly thrashed. An apology would be appropriate. All media channels must be sued for careless and baseless reporting just to sell their news and creating a havoc in the city.

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  • Pessimist
    Nov 28, 2012 - 2:53PM

    I must confess. I too was fooled by the ET headlines and started cursing the company. I apologise. Perhaps the media should too.

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  • Faisal
    Nov 28, 2012 - 4:15PM

    Tyno cleared, but who is now going to consume it ever??? with alternatives available.

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  • killer
    Nov 28, 2012 - 10:30PM

    *Dco lahore mr.Mengal should suspend all the drug inspectors which are working under district government.All this happened due to negligence of health department of lahore…….These drug inspectors have special powers of *class 1st majistrate.They get bribe from medical stores and doesn’t take any strict action against them.Above all i presume that all these drug inspectors should be brought before the judge of anti terrorisom court .
    Cc:District Coordination Officer(Noor ul amin ).

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  • killer
    Nov 28, 2012 - 10:45PM

    *Dco lahore mr.Mengal sould suspend all the drug inspectors which are working under district government.all this happened due to negligence of health department of lahore…….these drug inspectors have special powers of *class 1st majistrate.They get bribe from medical stores and doesn’t take any strict action against them.Above all i presume that all these drug inspectors should be brought before the judge of anti terrorisom court .
    Cc:District Coordination Officer(Noor ul amin ).

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  • Naeem
    Dec 1, 2012 - 3:33PM

    Our law lords sitting in assemblies fattening themselves on our money should wake up and question how government agencies “lawfully” file FIR against hardworking companies without an iota of evidence and wreck businesses, careers, jobs and reputation of respectable citizens whom they purport to represent. Now that the truth is known, shouldn’t the FIR be quashed automatically? And, what about this sensational media? Why no suo motto action against them? If we don’t take cognisance of such aberrations of society sooner or later they will come to hit any one of us, yes you the legislators and media people too.

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  • junkie
    Jan 3, 2013 - 1:56PM

    Nothing is wrong with Tyno syrup,This syrup is years old. The junkies used it for the alternate of alcohol. same formula which is used in Tyno are used by other syrups too. why not ban them and in every medicine of cough and flu contains some sleeping or resting agents and if they are overdosed then it may cause the serious problems. shame on Media and all.

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