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Vitamin D supplements poison dozens of Danish children

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4534 (Published 16 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4534
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. Hamburg

Dozens of infants in Denmark were poisoned after being given a liquid vitamin D supplement that contained 75 times the level indicated, according to Danish health authorities.

The supplement—produced in 10 ml bottles by the family owned, Danish firm Inno Pharma and marketed as an organic supplement for infants and pregnant women—was recalled from the market on 21 July after the incorrect vitamin D content level was discovered. The recall was followed by public warnings from the Danish Health Authority urging parents to stop using the supplement and to have their children tested to determine their vitamin D and calcium levels.

Danish health officials recommend vitamin D supplements for infants up …

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