FDA Orders Halt To Unapproved Cough-Suppressants

Law360, New York (September 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday ordered that all prescription drugs that contain hydrocodone and have not received FDA approval be removed from the market.

Hydrocodone, a powerful narcotic commonly found in cough-suppressants, is the latest in a list of substances the FDA is targeting as part of its program of selected enforcement actions against unapproved prescription drugs containing potentially dangerous ingredients.

All companies that market unapproved drugs with hydrocodone to children under the age of six must cease manufacturing and distributing them by...
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