French baby death linked to vitamin dose

According to the BBC, France has acted to suspend the sale of a vitamin D supplement after the death of a newborn baby who suffocated hours after being given it.

The 10-day-old baby had been given a dose of Uvesterol D, widely given to French children under the age of five to prevent vitamin D deficiency.

France's medical safety agency said there was a "probable link" to that particular supplement. But officials said there were many other products that could be used.

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