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Teething Powders (Kidney Disease)

Volume 499: debated on Thursday 24 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to an article in the "British Medical Journal" of 16th February, 1952, in which it is stated that serious kidney disease may be caused by teething powders; and whether he will initiate inquiries with a view to banning the sale of these dangerous medicines.

My right hon. Friend is advised that the evidence in this report is inconclusive, but various other inquiries are already in progress.