25 years ago
An anti-hay fever drug available on prescription in the West Midlands is being withdrawn because of a cancer scare. Experiments on rats in America have shown that high doses of the drug over long periods caused cancer of the liver Noun 1. cancer of the liver - malignant neoplastic disease of the liver usually occurring as a metastasis from another cancer; symptoms include loss of appetite and weakness and bloating and jaundice and upper abdominal discomfort
liver cancer . It is methapyrilene and was sold under the trade names Co-Pyronil and Histadyl EC. A Midlands pharmaceuticals distributor said yesterday: 'It is an anti-histamine. As a group of compounds they are in wide circulation. We are obtaining stocks back from chemists.'
The Birmingham Post For the former Birmingham, Alabama newspaper, see .
The Birmingham Post newspaper was originally published under the name Daily Post in Birmingham, England in 1857 by John Frederick Feeney. , July 1979
50 years ago
An increased demand by householders because of the cold weather, together with the needs of extended housing estates, has reduced coal stocks at West Bromwich West Bromwich (brŭm`ĭj, –ĭch, brŏm`wĭch), city (1991 pop. 146,386), Sandwell metropolitan district, W central England. to a seriously low level. 'Some merchants have no stocks at all and unless the weather improves to allow them to build up their usual reserves the outlook for next winter is rather grim, ' Mr Lou. Turner of the West Bromwich Coal Traders Association told The Birmingham Post last night.
The Birmingham Post, July 1954
100 years ago
Yesterday a new school for girls, cookery, laundry and handicraft handicraft: see arts and crafts. centres, and also a new assembly hall, at Mount Pleasant, Coseley, were opened. The amount expended upon the erection of the girls' school has been pounds 3,200, the laundry and cookery centres pounds 1,700 and the handicraft centre pounds 300.
The Birmingham Post, July 1904