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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 31 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1132

Pregnant women told not to drink alcohol: The Department of Health in England has revised its guidance on drinking alcohol for pregnant women and women trying to conceive to avoid confusion and to bring it into line with the rest of the UK. The new guidance advises total abstinence for this group of women.

Deaths in Panama caused by contaminated cough syrup: Regulatory and health agencies around the world have warned drug manufacturers to check the purity of glycerin after dozens of deaths in Panama last autumn were found …

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