FDA Issues Stiff Warning On Child Cold Medicine

Law360, New York (January 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Amid serious safety concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is urging a moratorium on the use of over-the-counter cough and cold products for children under 2 years old.

On Thursday, the FDA delivered a public health advisory, warning parents and caregivers about the dangers of decongestants and other cough and cold products for toddlers below the age of 2.

"These medicines, which treat symptoms and not the underlying condition, have not been shown to be safe or effective in children under 2," said Dr. Charles...
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