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New safety concerns over supplement powders for infants in Pakistan

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2604 (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2604

Infants and young children given micronutrient powders had more bloody diarrhoea and more respiratory symptoms than controls in a recent trial from Pakistan, and the authors have called for a closer look at safety before distribution is scaled up. The World Health Organization already recommends the powders to help control iron …

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