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Parents warned over liquitabs that look like sweets

As Medical Specialists Pharmacy reported back in May of this year, there is a growing problem with washing detergent pods or liquitabs as they are known. We reported how in America there had been a number of children who had been poisoned after mistaking the colourful liquitabs for sweets. Continue reading

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Passive smoking causes 600,000 deaths worldwide

A worldwide study into the effects off passive smoking has found it causes 600,000 deaths every year. One-third of those killed are children, who are often exposed to smoke in there homes, the World Health Organization (WHO) found. Continue reading

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Sick kids could soon be taking Viagra

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is seeking approval to sell a children’s form of Viagra to treat a rare lung disorder as a humanitarian gesture – in exchange for getting a six-month extension of its patent on the adult version. Continue reading

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