Thursday, August 16, 2007

FDA warns parents about cough, cold medicines

From CTV News:
The U.S. government is warning parents never to give cough and cold medicines to children under the age of two unless instructed to do so by a doctor.

The warning is part of a broad plan to reassess the safety of the medicines, which have been blamed for hundreds of hospitalization and a handful of deaths in U.S. toddlers and infants.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it will convene a panel of independent experts on Oct. 18 to discuss whether warnings are warranted or whether sales of the medications should be restricted. ...more

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