THE UNITED States Food and Drug Administration has told three online pharmacies - Ashland Drugs, Mississippi, Bird's Hill Pharmacy, Massachusetts, and the Compounding Pharmacy, Illinois - to stop selling nicotine impregnated lollipops via the Internet. The FDA said it acted because the nicotine sweets are dispensed without a doctor's prescription, contain a non-approved form of nicotine called salicylate, and because the products could be accidentally used by children.

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