Doctors Support FDA Cough Medicine Warning

Posted: August 22, 2007 in Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s warning against the use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications for children younger than 2 unless they have consulted a doctor is being greeted with applause from medical experts who cite the drugs’ capacity to harm and even kill.

Among the serious adverse affects are neurological problems, increased blood pressure, hallucinations and even death. Some products packages show babies in diapers, misleading customers.

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