This is for the second time in less than a month that a deadly cough syrup had taken a big human toll in two major cities of Punjab, Lahore and Gujranwala. Earlier, over 20 persons had lost their lives after drinking Tyno syrup in Shahdra town, a suburb of the metropolis. Now 33 persons have reportedly died in Gujranwala reportedly after consuming a larger quantity of the said syrup. It is a pity that despite clear orders of the Chief Minister to remove it from the market, the killer syrup remains available for sale over the counter. There is a more dangerous aspect to the tragedy. A large number of medicines, prohibited for sale without doctor’s prescription, can be had from any medical store.