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2010-11-27 00:00:49

With new warnings that children under six years of age should not be given cough syrups, what is a parent to do when their child needs something that's safe and that really works? In a study at Pennsylvania State University's College of Medicine, researchers found that honey may hold the answer. Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) November 26, 2010 An FDA panel came to the conclusion that there is no benefit in more than 800 over the counter medicines to help young children. In fact, it was disclosed...

2010-11-24 07:51:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cough medicine could be used as way of predicting how well individual patients metabolize tamoxifen used in the treatment of their breast cancer, according to a new study. The findings suggest that it could be possible to use cough syrup as a probe, which would enable doctors to identify patients with altered metabolism and use this information to improve individual treatment, making it more effective and reducing the chances of side-effects.Tamoxifen, which is widely...

2010-11-19 12:30:18

Finding could help doctors to improve individual treatments Cough medicine could be used as way of predicting how well individual patients metabolise tamoxifen used in the treatment of their breast cancer, according to new research presented at the 22nd EORTC-NCI-AACR [1] Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Berlin today (Friday). The findings suggest that it could be possible to use cough suppressant syrup as a probe, which would enable doctors to identify patients with...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

On the heels of an FDA Advisory Committee Meeting evaluating safety concerns of cold medication dextromethorphan, Buster Brands announces Cold Buster, a new product with proven efficacy and no risks of abuse. Morristown, NJ (Vocus) October 19, 2010 (Vocus) October 19, 2010 -- On September 14, 2010, the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee met to evaluate the safety of dextromethorphan, a popular cough suppressant contained in approximately 125 over-the-counter...

2010-09-17 15:56:00

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching now in national pharmacy chains is Chestal®, a natural cough syrup free of dextromethorphan from Boiron, the world leader in homeopathic medicines. This introduction comes on the heels of the success of Chestal's counterpart, Children's Chestal®, which was launched two years ago amid concerns over the safety of other active cough syrup ingredients for small children. Boiron, with a 78-year history of...

2010-09-14 17:54:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association issued the following statement on the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee's recommendation not to schedule over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing dextromethorphan: "Today's FDA advisory committee decision not to recommend scheduling OTC cough medicines containing dextromethorphan as a controlled substance reflects a sound balancing of the benefits of over-the-counter medicines...

2010-09-14 07:56:00

Survey of Police and Teachers: Alcohol and Marijuana Most Serious Substance Abuse Facing Teens NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest released the results of a national Teen Substance Abuse survey today, indicating that police officers and high school teachers nationwide believe alcohol and marijuana are the most serious problem substances facing teenagers. These survey results come as the Food and Drug Administration has scheduled an...

2010-09-09 10:02:00

Upcoming FDA Hearing on Abuse of Cough and Cold Medications Misses the Mark NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest released the results of a national Teen Substance Abuse survey today, indicating that police officers and high school teachers nationwide believe alcohol and marijuana are the most serious problem substances facing teenagers. These survey results come as the Food and Drug Administration has scheduled an Advisory Committee...

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2010-09-01 08:10:00

US health regulators are working out possible restrictions on popular cough suppressants in hopes to stop cases of abuse that send thousands of people to the hospital each year. The Food and Drug Administration posted its review on Tuesday of dextromethorphan, an ingredient found in over a hundred non-prescription medications that is often abused for its euphoric effects. "Robotripping," as it is known among abusers, involves taking more than 25 times the recommended dosage of a cold...

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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...


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