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Influenza And Chicken Pox (Salicylates)

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which of the studies it considered led the Committee on Safety of Medicines in 1982 to dissent from the view of the United States Surgeon General of the Public Health Service who was advising that children with influenza or chicken pox should not be given salicylates and salicylate containing medications.

The committee considered that the totality of evidence available at that time did not justify the issue of such advice in the United Kingdom.