Codeine sippers could be in a big trouble very soon. According to a report by TMZ, Actavis, one of the most popular manufacturers of “Promethazine with Codeine” syrup have allegedly decided to stop making the product because of its wide spread abuse.

Though, Codeine syrup has been a drug of choice in Southern rap circles since the early ’90s, however, Lean has seen a rebirth over the last five years. As you know there have been reports of big Hollywood stars like Justin Bieber using the drink. Dealers from California to New York have already said the price has doubled for an ounce of sizzurp from $40 to $80. What do you think about Actavis’ decision?

A rep for Actavis — famous for the highly-refined cough syrup — tells TMZ, “Given [recent media attention], Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product.”

The Actavis rep adds, “This attention has glamorized the unlawful and dangerous use of the product, which is contrary to its approved indication.”

via TMZ

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