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|File photo of the vitamin Uvesterol D.|
The decision was taken as a precaution by France's ANSM agency that oversees the safety of medicines and health products, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said in a statement.
The move comes after a newborn baby died on December 21 after being administered Uvesterol D, which is prescribed for Vitamin D deficiency among young children.
ANSM has previously issued warnings about how the supplement is administered, following cases of illness especially among premature babies and newborns under one month.