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2009-02-26 11:08:00

Makers of OTC cough medicines committed to continuing multi-pronged effort to raise awareness WASHINGTON, Feb.

2008-12-19 15:54:20

A study published today in the December issue of the European medical journal Anticancer Research demonstrates that an ingredient used in a common cough suppressant may be useful in treating advanced prostate cancer.

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2008-12-19 13:35:00

Doctors cautioned on Thursday that some children showing up in emergency rooms with overdoses of cough or cold syrup might have been intentionally medicated to quiet them down.

2008-12-11 12:40:00

Industry to continue its multi-pronged effort to raise awareness of dangers WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Linda A.

2008-10-11 12:00:09

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Children under 4 should not be given over- the-counter cough and cold remedies, drug companies said Tuesday in a concession to pediatricians who doubt the drugs do much good and worry about risks.

2008-10-09 00:00:14

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't give over-the-counter cold remedies to kids under 4, drug companies said Tuesday. What sniffling little ones need, doctors said, are plenty of fluids and lots of tender, loving care."The best thing a parent can do is comfort their children," said Dr.

2008-10-08 15:00:00

By BOB GROVES, STAFF WRITER Cough and cold medicines sold over the counter will soon carry warnings that the drugs should not be given to kids under age 4.

2008-10-08 09:00:12

By Rentz, E Danielle; Lewis, Lauren; Mujica, Oscar J; Barr, Dana B; Schier, Joshua G; Weerasekera, Gayanga; Kuklenyik, Peter; McGeehin, Michael; Osterloh, John; Wamsley, Jacob; Lum, Washington; Alleyne, Camilo; Sosa, Nestor; Motta, Jorge; Rubin, Carol Objective In September 2006, a Panamanian physician reported an unusual number of patients with unexplained acute renal failure frequently accompanied by severe neurological dysfunction.

2008-10-03 18:00:03

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON - A top government health official Thursday rejected pediatricians' calls for an immediate ban on over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for young children, saying it might cause unintended harm.

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2008-10-02 14:10:36

In preparation for the upcoming cold season, pediatricians have called for the Food and Drug Administration to recall several over-the-counter cold medications for kids.


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