One In Ten Children Using Cough, Cold Medications

Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 07:28 in Health & Medicine

Approximately one in ten US children uses one or more cough and cold medications during a given week. Pediatric cough and cold medications are widely marketed in the U.S. but surprisingly little is known about just how often they are used in children. This information is especially important in light of recent revelations that cough and cold medications are responsible for serious adverse events and even deaths among children.

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