Thursday, October 11, 2007

Drugmakers Recall Infant Cough & Cold Medicine

Last month the FDA tentatively recommended adding the words "do not use in children under two years" to product labeling.

Today, Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth and other makers of infants' non-prescription cough and cold products are voluntarily pulling certain medicines off store shelves in the United States because of the danger of overdose.

Novartis and Prestige Brands Holdings are also recalling their oral infant cough and cold medicines, as well, because data show that when the medicines are misused, it can lead to overdose, especially in children under the age of 2 years. CVS also said that it would remove the affected products as well as CVS-brand equivalents from store shelves.

Check out the brands of cough and cold medicines that are being voluntarily withdrawn in the left column on the article.

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