The news that the FDA has forced Pfizer’s (PFE) Alpharma unit to stop selling its arsenic-containing drug roxarsone to chicken growers will no doubt come as a total surprise to most Americans, who are unaware that for the past six decades chickens have been getting arsenic laced with their feed in order to make them grow faster and to ward off parasites. It’s an issue that’s been so off the radar and behind the scenes until now that apparently no one has ever bothered to poll consumers about it.
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