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2010-05-02 09:00:00

Despite their widespread use by parents and caregivers, over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicines have carried a warning by the FDA since 2008, and still have the potential to cause serious adverse events in infants and children. Conservative therapies, including nasal suctioning, humidification, and nasal saline, should be recommended over routine use of OTC cough/cold products in infants and children, according to a new commentary published in the May 2010 issue of Otolaryngology...

2010-03-02 13:08:00

Despite flat OTC abuse rates, other types of abuse are increasing WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and MetLife Foundation point to the need for continued efforts to combat substance abuse among teens. While there was no significant increase in the abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines containing dextromethorphan, the 21st annual Partnership/MetLife Foundation Attitude Tracking Survey (PATS)...

2010-02-04 06:01:00

As Lower-Cost Methadone Prescribing Increases, Knowledge is Critical SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a unique and comprehensive literature review of poisoning deaths involving opioids from 1999 -- 2009, the deaths involving methadone were found to be disproportionately high. Methadone represented less than five percent of all opioid prescriptions but is responsible for a third of the deaths. After four years of investigation, the major underlying cause was found to be...

2009-12-16 11:11:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite an increased concern for their health due to fears of the H1N1 influenza virus (swine flu), American adults frequently confuse their symptoms and the treatments appropriate for them when dealing with a cough due to a cold or flu, according to results of a new survey conducted in October for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Equally concerning results from a separate survey conducted earlier in the year for the nurse...

2009-12-14 12:04:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), regarding today's release of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA's) Monitoring the Future survey: "Findings released today on this year's Monitoring the Future survey speak to the need for continued efforts to educate and empower parents with the information they need to talk to their teens about medicine abuse. The...

2009-10-20 06:35:00

Calls upon U.S. Congress to Join in this Fight to Stop Medicine Abuse WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Drew Pinsky, a nationally renowned drug abuse expert, and the Five Moms, five exceptional women dedicated to spreading the word about the dangers of cough medicine abuse, are speaking out to educate parents and congressional staff on Capitol Hill about the issue of over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse among teens and how to prevent it through education. While...

2009-08-14 06:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrix Pharmaceutical, Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company focused on Pediatrics and Women's Health, announced plans to commercially launch Clofera(TM) for the temporary relief of cough and nasal congestion. Clofera(TM) is indicated for the temporary relief of cough and nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever, or other upper respiratory allergies. Clofera(TM) contains a non-narcotic antitussive, chlophedianol...

2009-06-18 07:00:00

LAIYANG, China, June 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Enterprises, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: JGBO) (the "Company", "Jiangbo"), a U.S. pharmaceutical company with its principal operations in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it will attend the China New Drugs Trade Fair from June 26 to 28, 2009 at Tianjin Binhai International Convention & Exhibition Center, and also plans to launch a new promotional campaign for its recently acquired Laiyang...

2009-05-04 13:28:00

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) applauds the latest nationwide survey results showing that more parents than ever are addressing over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse with their teens. The Partnership/Metlife Parents Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) indicates that 65 percent of parents are talking to their teen about the dangers of using OTC cough and cold medicine to get high, up from 55 percent in 2007. PATS-Parents 2008...

2009-02-26 11:08:00

Makers of OTC cough medicines committed to continuing multi-pronged effort to raise awareness WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America offers some promising news regarding teens and the abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines. According to the 20th annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Survey (PATS), a national study of teen behavior and attitudes about drugs and alcohol, an increased number of teens view...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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