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Children's medicine warning

25th February 2008

A new report published by the Food Commission has found that seven additives which have been associated with hyperactivity in children are still in use in some medication.

The report showed that 28 of 70 medicines prescribed for use by children under the age of 12 had "one or more of sunset yellow, tartrazine, carmoisine, ponceau 4R, quinoline yellow, allura red and the preservative sodium benzoate." The organisation's spokeswoman Anna Glayzer stated that the companies making the medicines needed to address this issue.

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