Until FDA warning, thickener used in NICUs without trials

This article looks at how the practice of using a formula and milk thickener to treat infants with difficulty swallowing was adopted without reviews, leading to an FDA warning that it may cause necrotizing enterocolitis. The thickener used a food ingredient that did not need to be reviewed by the FDA since it was on the "generally recognized as safe" list.

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