Experts said the actual number is probably even higher since there’s no official surveillance system and it’s unknown whether the disease has peaked. (MORE: How You’re Likely to Die, Statistically Speaking ) “It’s very surprising to see this,” said Dr. Mitch Blair, an officer for health promotion at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. “Children come in with bendy legs, swollen wrists and sometimes swollen ribs,” he said. “This is not something we should be seeing because it’s completely preventable.” He said the condition was reversible once children start getting enough vitamin D, usually in tablets or injections. Blair cited a number of reasons for the jump in rickets, including changing cultural habits like children spending more time playing indoors, the stringent use of sunscreen, and religious beliefs that mean skin is covered.
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Tainted vitamins: How to keep your family safe
Its a challenge to find vitamins and supplements that work and wont hurt you. I think thats how you really empower yourself, said consumer Lynn Fuchs. I would rather pay the extra dollar in case theres a problem, said Marc Bendeth, also a consumer. Dr. Kenneth Spaeth recently noticed a problem. About 20 of his patients, who were taking the same brand and type of supplements, were all getting sick.
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Vitamins – Global Strategic Business Report – 2013-2018
RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-61 DSM Nutritional Products Takes Over Bayer’s Vitamin Premix Business II-61 OPKO Health Inks Definitive Agreement with Cytochroma II-61 Vitamin Shoppe Collaborates with Reprico to Open a New Store in Panama II-61 DSM Acquires Tortuga II-61 Liquid Nutrition Group Announces US Expansion Plans II-61 Vitamin Shoppe Acquires Super Supplements II-62 Nattopharma Acquires Minority Stake in Vitasynth II-62 Reckitt Benckiser and Schiff Nutrition Ink a Merger Agreement II-62 Royal DSM Takes Over Fortitech II-62 Church & Dwight Acquires Avid Health II-63 Mid Europa Partners Takes Over Stake in Walmark II-63 Banyan Acquires PurityLife from SunOpta II-63 Valeant Takes Over Assets of Swiss Herbal Remedies II-63 Sun Capital Partners Takes Over CornerStone Research & Development II-63 Pfizer Takes Over Alacer II-63 Kappa Bioscience Receives Approval for K2Vital from German Food Safety Agency II-64 Nattopharma and Indevex Biotech Ink Supply Agreement II-64 Jubilant Life Sciences Commences Operations at New Production Facility in Gujarat II-64 Sanofi Group to Take over Unit of Universal Medicare II-64 GNC Holdings to Takeover LuckyVitamin.com II-64 Nattopharma Enters into Supply Agreement with Faun Pharma II-65 Monitor Clipper Partners Takes Over Pharmetics II-65 Dishman Netherlands Enters into Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Charles Bowman II-65 ADM Alliance Nutrition Establishes New Feed Premix Plant II-65 Build Nutrition and Vitamin Angels Enter into Partnership II-66 DSM Takes Over Vitatene S.A.U. II-66 Iconic Brands Takes Over SBSI II-66 US Farms Enters into Partnership with Natural Supplements and Vitamins II-67 First Clinical Study on Corneal Collagen Cross Linking Commences in the US II-67 Adcock Ingram Holdings Takes Over Nutrilida Healthcare II-67 Danisco and Kappa Collaborate for New Vitamin K2 MK-7 II-67 VitaminSpice Gets a $5 Million Supply Order form West & Associates LLC II-68 NattoPharmato Supply MenaQ7 to European Company II-68 Cytochroma Commences Phase II B Trial of CTAP101 Capsules in CKD Patients II-68 ICV Capital Partners Acquires Stauber Performance II-68 MusclePharm Establishes 400 Vitamin World Retail Outlets II-68 ChromaDex Signs Agreement with Kappa Bioscience II-69 Sanofi-Aventis Forays into Chinese Vitamin OTC Market II-69 Topical BioMedics Inks Contract with The Vitamin Shoppe II-69 DSM Enters into Collaboration with Brain II-69 ACO Hud AB Takes Over J&J Consumer Nordic’s ACO Vitamin and Nutritional Supplements Range II-70 Chugai Obtains Positive Results in Phase III study of Vitamin D3 derivative II-70 AxxessPharma Enters License Agreement for Vitamin D-3 Capsule II-70 Carolina Natural Health Center Partners with Hmedicine.com II-70 PetSmart(R) Partners with GNC for Pet Dietary Supplements II-70 Gnosis Enters into Partnership and Distribution Agreement with NattoPharma II-71 Instaflex Partners General Nutrition Centers II-71 Anlit Enters Agreement with Polpharma II-71 DSM Takes Over Microbia II-71 Emisphere Teams Up with Novartis for Drug Development II-72 SensoryEffects Acquires Cargill Liquid Vitamin Business II-72 Carlyle Group Acquires NBTY II-72 Novus Acquires IQF Group II-73 Lonza to Establish Nicotinates Production Plant II-73 National Pharmaceutical to Take Over Vida Pharma II-73 NattoPharma Signs Distribution Agreement with Gnosis II-73 Mach Completes White Hat Brands Acquisition II-74 SOHM Ventures into Specific Product Category II-74 Inverness Divests Nutritional and Vitamin Supplement Operations II-74 8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-75 Vitamin Manufacturers II-75 Adisseo France S.A.S (France) II-75 Aland (Jiangsu) Nutraceutical Co., Ltd. (China) II-75 Archer Daniels Midland Co. (US) II-75 Bactolac Pharmaceutical, Inc. (US) II-76 BASF SE (Germany) II-76 CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited (Hong Kong) II-77 DSM Nutritional Products Ltd.
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