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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 medicines.

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.

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