No Aspergum??????

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GiGiX2 Says:

Hated it when forced to chew it as a kid but now I realize how great it is/was and need it for my husb. who never heard of it...please please let me know if it's located...Thanks

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Verwon Says:

Aspergum contained the active ingredient Aspirin and it was removed from the market many years ago, because many children would see it and think it was just a tasty chewing gum. This caused many illnesses and overdoses, as well as the threat of Reyes Syndrome. So, you will not locate it in the U.S.


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757elaine Says:

thank you for your reply to my aspergum question. It is sad that adults can't be trusted to read warning labels and not give aspirin to kids. I'm disappointed but que sera!

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Verwon Says:

Yes, you are right on that.

In this case, however, it wasn't always a case of just giving it to them, it was really instances of kids just finding it and digging in.

However, since it is a medication, you'd think they'd have kept it out of reach, but as you said que sera!

Have a great day and you're very welcome!

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Larry Says:

All the potential trouble from children getting their hands on this chewing gum product could have beeb avoided by changing the packaging to the standard asperin/ pill tamper proof type. Aparently the manufacturer didn't think that the demand for Asper Gum out weighed the cost of doing that. It's always "all about the money" remember. That's the kind of world we live in sad to say.

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