Too Many Doctors Prescribing Codeine To Children When Less Powerful Drugs Will Do

April 21, 2014 4:01 AM

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Too Many Doctors Prescribing Codeine To Children When Less Powerful Drugs Will Do

By Matthew Mientka | Apr 21, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

Emergency room doctors continue to prescribe codeine to children at high rates rather than less harmful alternatives such as ibuprofen or hydrocodone. But rather than merely “educating” these clinicians, some experts say the health care system should eliminate the doctor’s discretion to prescribe su...

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