New Warnings Say No Cold Medicines For Any Kid Under 4

October 8, 2008

The Consumers Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), which represents drug makers, has announced that new warnings will be added to cough and cold medicines to keep these medicines away from kids under the age of 4.<br /> .....Washington (ChattahBox) – The Consumers Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), which represents drug makers, has announced that new warnings will be added to cough and cold medicines to keep these medicines away from kids under the age of 4.

The CHPA is a trade group which represents major drug makers.

These drug makers have agreed that over-the-counter cough and cold medicines should not be taken by kids under the age of 4.

The reasoning is that these drugs can pose a major health risk to these kids.

The warning labels will be added in the coming weeks to inform parents to keep the drugs away from kids under the age of 4.

The FDA currently says kids under 2 should not take these OTC cold medicines.

This may change thougha s doctors want a ban on the sale of these medicines for all kids under 6.


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