FDA orders 500 cough and cold drugs off the market

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 21:00 in Health & Medicine

The prescription medications came onto the market before a law that required makers to prove their effectiveness. Many of the unapproved drugs, however, are already discontinued, a pharmacist says.The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered the makers of about 500 unapproved prescription cough and cold medicines to get them off the market because they have not been proven safe and effective.

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