Latest fatal incidents with contaminated medicinal syrup during 2022/2023

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council Federation, (IPEC Federation) announces
the availability of an updated position paper, “Latest fatal incidents with contaminated
medicinal syrup during 2022/2023”. This paper describes IPEC Federation’s position on the
importance of ensuring security of the excipient supply chain in light of occurrences of
contaminated medicinal syrups in different areas of the world in recent years.

The presence of numerous cases that have caused several hundred deaths due to the use of
excipients of inappropriate quality in pharmaceutical formulations continues to be a global
concern. The focus of the position paper is to remind all actors involved to refer and apply the
existing tools to ensure security of the supply chain. Other areas requiring greater awareness are
also considered.

The position paper is available for download immediately via the website IPEC Federation, and the Document Depot.

For further information contact the IPEC Federation Secretariat at:
+32 2 213 74 40 /
IPEC Federation asbl

The Federation of the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council
Rue Marie de Bourgogne 52 – 1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 213 74 40