Pharmacy On Hot Seat For Kids' Cold Advice

Since a Food and Drug Administration expert advisory panel earlier this month voted 13-9 that children ages 2 to 6 should not use cough and cold medicines such as antitussives, decongestants and antihistamines, consumers will be seeking out retail pharmacists for alternative treatments this cold season, industry sources told SN. Although the FDA has not acted on the 13-9 vote, manufacturers

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Since a Food and Drug Administration expert advisory panel earlier this month voted 13-9 that children ages 2 to 6 should not use cough and cold medicines such as antitussives, decongestants and antihistamines, consumers will be seeking out retail pharmacists for alternative treatments this cold season, industry sources told SN.

Although the FDA has not acted on the 13-9 vote, manufacturers did agree to pull all cough and cold medicines for children unde

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