Drug Makers Yank Infant Cold Medicines

Law360, New York (October 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Several leading drug manufacturers are voluntarily pulling over-the-counter infant cough and cold medicines from the shelves after two studies found that hundreds of toddlers had been injured and even killed by the products.

The withdrawal, announced Thursday by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, a trade industry group, only affects certain infant oral medicines. It does not affect medications intended and labeled for use in children ages 2 and older.

"It’s important to point out that these medicines are safe and effective when used as directed, and...
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