40 Percent Of Parents Give Cough Medicine To Children Under Age 4, Going Against Recommendations

April 23, 2013 5:50 AM

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40 Percent Of Parents Give Cough Medicine To Children Under Age 4, Going Against Recommendations

More than 40 percent of parents are giving their very young children cold medicine that they shouldn't be taking, according to a new poll from the University of Michigan.

In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to parents not to give kids younger than age 4 over-the-counter cough and cold medicines -- even if labeled as "children's medications" -- since they may cause side effects in these young children and may not be effective. However, the new p...

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