British ban children's aspirin

Britain has halted the sale of children's aspirin products because of U.S. studies linking aspirin with Reye Syndrome, an Associated Press (AP) story reports.

The executive director of the Aspirin Foundation, a group representing nine British manufacturers of aspirin products, told the news service that the group was acting on government advice when it asked retailers to pull all junior aspirin and aspirin-based children's products from the shelves and return them to the manufacturers. The AP story also noted that within six months adult aspirin products in Britain will carry warnings against giving aspirin to children.

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