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Glaxo to Begin Voluntary Recall of Zinc-Containing Denture Adhesive

Thu, 03/04/2010 - 3:14am

 TOKYO - The Japan unit of major British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline plc said Thursday it has stopped distributing its New Poligrip EX denture adhesive and will begin a voluntary recall Friday as zinc contained in the product has raised health concerns.

Long-term excessive use of the zinc-containing adhesive could lead to problems such as anemia and numbness in the arms and legs, said GlaxoSmithKline K.K.

 

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