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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...

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. The voluntary change in advice to parents comes less than a week after federal health officials said they also saw little evidence that the drugs work. But government officials were afraid that taking the medicines off store shelves might prompt parents to give their children...

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. Laura Herrera, a Baltimore family practitioner and mother of two. "Keeping them as comfortable as possible is certainly better than giving cough and cold medicines."In a concession to...

2008-09-05 16:59:58

Summer is over. School, crisp breezes and colored leaves are inevitable. But is the same true for catching a cold? Most adults have two to four colds a year and children easily double that figure, surveys report. Despite the name, colds are not caused by cold weather but by warm humans. The only way to ensure that you never catch a cold virus, says Dr. Jack Gwaltney, Jr., a cold specialist at the University of Virginia, is to "become a hermit." But knowing some uncommon...

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2007-10-11 18:00:00

By LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON - Drug makers pulled cold medicines targeted for babies and toddlers off the market Thursday, leaving parents to find alternatives for hacking coughs and runny little noses just as fall sniffles get in full swing. The move represented a pre-emptive strike by over-the-counter drug manufacturers - a week before government advisers were to debate the medicines' fate. But it doesn't end concern about the safety of these remedies for youngsters. Thursday's...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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