Thursday, April 24
(New York, NY) -- Production of a codeine-laced cough syrup that's a key ingredient in a concoction known as "sizzurp" is being halted. Drug maker Actavis tells TMZ it's pulling Prometh with Codeine from production because its illegal use in sizzurp or "purple drank" has been glamorized by music stars such as Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber. The cough syrup is only available by prescription, but can be obtained on the black market for up to 800 dollars a bottle. The syrup is often combined with soda and hard candy to make sizzurp, which doctors say is dangerous and can cause seizures.