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Serious Illness And Death Found In Children Who Were Given Codeine
2012-08-16 13:12:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently stated that a few children who were given codeine, a pain reliever, after surgery may have developed serious breathing problems that lead to death. The FDA first learned about the issue from perusing articles in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009 as well as the journal Pediatrics in 2012. According to My Health News Daily, the FDA stated that it would begin reviewing...

2012-07-11 10:23:47

CHPA commends U.S. Sens. Casey (D-PA) and Murkowski (R-AK) for introducing bill prohibiting the sale of OTC cough medicines containing dextromethorphan to minors WASHINGTON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauds U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for introducing legislation to help combat teen cough medicine abuse. The Preventing Abuse of Cough Treatments (PACT) Act of 2012 would prohibit the sale...

2012-07-08 22:21:13

LONDON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cocoa-flavoured cough medicine will be first product to market A consumer healthcare company, infirst HEALTHCARE, has today been established to launch and commercialise new, fast-to-market consumer medicines which bring a novel approach to a market where there has been little new innovation in decades. The new medicines utilize infirst's intellectual property to improve safe and well-established drugs and the first products...

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2012-06-02 07:26:57

Scientists studying opium poppies say that they have pinpointed the genes responsible for producing a compound which can be used as a cough suppressant and cancer-fighting agent. According to Reuters reporter Ben Hirschler, researchers at the University of York and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) located a cluster of 10 genes which they claim are responsible for the creation of noscapine within the poppies. Noscapine has been used for many years to fight coughs, and recent studies have shown that...

2012-04-11 10:23:50

BALTIMORE, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerecor Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription pharmaceuticals whose primary activity is in the human nervous system, today announced that its Investigational New Drug (IND) Application for FP01 for the treatment of cough has cleared the 30 day deliberation period by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Company plans to immediately characterize the...

2012-01-10 08:32:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With cold and flu season officially upon us, now is the perfect time to review how to safely treat a child's cough and cold symptoms. You'd think it would be as easy as giving your child an over-the-counter pediatric cough or cold medicine but it's not, and the potential dangers to your child are nothing to sneeze at. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DA32903) According to a recent study by the University of Michigan...

2011-12-15 10:33:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), announced Tammy Walsh as the newest mom to join its Five Moms campaign to raise awareness of teen cough medicine abuse among parents. Walsh is a mother of two teenage boys and a high school math teacher from Northport, N.Y., with a passion for educating teens on the dangers of substance abuse. Millions of Americans use medicines containing dextromethorphan (DXM) - a...

2011-12-15 09:27:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribal DDB Worldwide announced today that the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), which represents the leading makers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, and The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene and find treatment for drug and alcohol abuse by their children, has named Tribal DDB San Francisco as the agency for a new initiative in their ongoing campaign to curb the...

2011-12-14 13:18:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) President and CEO Scott Melville issued the following statement regarding today's release of the 2011 National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA's) Monitoring the Future survey, which found that cough medicine abuse among twelfth graders has decreased by 1.2 percent in the last year. Abuse among eighth and tenth graders remained stable, at 2.7 and 5.5 percent respectively. "The...

2011-11-02 14:00:00

Hylandâs Inc.'s new DEFEND Cold & Cough, DEFEND Cold & Cough Night and DEFEND Sinus offer multi-symptom relief from the symptoms of seasonal illness for adults in natural formulas that are non-drowsy and free from dyes, alcohol and sugar. Hylandâs new, 100 percent natural Baby Cough Syrup is specially formulated for infants 6 months and older, to relieve symptoms for a variety of coughs without drowsy or stimulant side effects. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB)...