FDA Reviewing Cold Drug Safety in Kids
Special Focus on Safety in Infants Less Than 2 Years Old
Trade Group Responds
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) issued a statement about
the safety and effectiveness of over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold
In the statement, the CHPA notes that millions of Americans use OTC cough
and cold products every year.
The CHPA also stresses the importance of following label instructions.
"It is worth noting that the labels of all cough and cold medicines for
children direct parents and caregivers to contact a physician before giving to
a child under 2 (at a minimum)."
"The makers of all medicines welcome the opportunity to continue working
with the FDA to ensure consumers have access to the safe and effective
medicines they rely on," it states.