Doctors Pushing For Ban On Cold Medicines For Kids

October 4, 2008

Doctors and consumer advocates have come out and stated that they want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the sale of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines aimed at kids who are under the age of 6....Washington (ChattahBox) – Doctors and consumer advocates have come out and stated that they want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the sale of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines aimed at kids who are under the age of 6.

The reason behind the call to ban the sale of these cold medicines is due to the fact, according to the doctors, that they are unproven.

The fear is that they could pose a health threat to these kids who are under the age of 6.

The medicines in question include Dimetapp from Wyeth, NyQuil from Procter & Gamble, Tylenol, and others.

Doctors have stated that  by taking these medicines, kids are put at an increased risk of seizure, stroke, etc.

The FDA is currently considering the call for a ban, but has yet to make a decision.


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