U.K. Yanks Cold Medicines Over Safety Concerns

Law360, New York (March 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Regulators in England have ordered that cough and cold medicines be pulled from shelves as part of an industrywide decision to revise labels and prevent overdoses in young children.

The Commissions on Human Medicines issued a press release Thursday amid nationwide concerns over the safety of the country's leading cough and cold medicines for children, recommending that greater precautions be taken to prevent accidental overdoses.

The commission said children under the age of two should not be given cough and cold medicine and that dosages for...
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