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This is bad news for anyone with a sizzurp aka lean problem (we’re looking at you, Soulja Boy and Chief Keef). Actavis has taken it powerful Promethazine Codeine cough syrup, the main ingredient in lean, off the market. 

Reports TMZ:

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.”

As we reported, Bieber loves the stuff … as does Soulja Boy, who regularly posts pictures of Actavis bottles on his Instagram.

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

Before Actavis pulled the plug on the product, the street value of a pint bottle hovered around $800 — but sources familiar with the market tell TMZ, rappers are now offering insane sums to buy up whatever’s left. We’re told one prominent rapper has already offered his dealer up to $100,000 to get whatever he can.

Can we blame Justin Bieber? Considering how long lean has been a thing, seems like the powers that be didn’t care too much when it was just rappers and fiends using the stuff.


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