French baby dies from Vitamin D administration

France has announced the death of a 10 day old baby following the administration of vitamin D using a plastic pipette on the 21st of January 2017. The brand name is Uvesterol D.

It is given to all babies under 5 years of age in France to prevent vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D is fat soluble , does not dissolve in water ; the brand used in France –Uvesterol D is very oily, this could be responsible for the suffocation experienced by the baby before death.
Following the death of the baby, the French government has suspended the use of the drug pending full investigation.

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