Drug Makers Issue Warning

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The companies that make over-the-counter cough and cold products say they should not be given to children under the age of 4.

Pediatricians have been sharply critical of how the drug makers were marketing the remedies even though there is little evidence that they work on young children.

The president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association says the companies are making the voluntarily change "out of an overabundance of caution."

The manufacturers are also adding a warning label to their products telling parents not to give young children antihistamines just to make them sleepy.


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  • by Felicia Location: Butler, Alabama on Oct 22, 2008 at 02:55 PM
    I am writing in regard to an adversitement in regard to a lawsuit about drug medication, I was told that the station had a 800# for anyone whom make has been taking certain kind of medicine and I was inform that Lyrica, was one of the medication name. If possible I watch WTOK, but for some reason have not seen that commercial. Please email me the info or the number. Thank You so much in advance. Felicia
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