Should The FDA Ban The Sale Of Cold Medicines For Kids?

October 6, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a decision to make, as doctors and consumer advocates came out and urged a ban on the sale of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for kids under the age of 6.................Boston (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a decision to make, as doctors and consumer advocates came out and urged a ban on the sale of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for kids under the age of 6.

The doctors and consumer advocates spoke to the FDA in a public hearing last Thursday, stating that they want a ban on the sale of OTC cold and cough medicines aimed at kids under the age of 6.

The doctors and consumer advocates state that these medicines are unproven,  and put kids at risk of side effects.

Just a year ago, the FDA recommended that kids under 2 should not take OTC cough and cold medicines.

Whether or not they expand this to kids under 6 remains to be seen.


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