Study: Most Parents Dispense Kids' Cold Meds

The majority of parents with children age 2 and under, 61%, have given their children nonprescription cough and cold medicines within the last 12 months, according to a national survey conducted in January by Knowledge Networks for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

The majority of parents with children age 2 and under, 61%, have given their children nonprescription cough and cold medicines within the last 12 months, according to a national survey conducted in January by Knowledge Networks for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The survey asked parents about using over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for the children ages 6 months to 2 years.

In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally recommended that over-the-counter cough and cold

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