A cough syrup sold in the United States and China has been recalled after it was discovered it contained morphine. The medicine is sold under the brand Master Herbs Cough Syrup and is called ‘Licorice Coughing Liquid.’ The cough syrup is manufactured in China and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovered that morphine was included as an ingredient despite that the label did not list it. The manufacturers of Master Herbs stated that the morphine ingredient is safe and often used in medication. However, morphine is used to treat moderate and severe pain, is highly addictive, and has been linked to stopping breathing. Anyone in possession of the cough syrup is encouraged to discard the medicine or return it to the store where it was purchased.
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