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tylenol cold medicine

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that an estimated 7,000 children are sent to the E.R. each year, primarily because of overdose, it is surprising that 20% of parents still plan to give their children under 2 cold medication.

This comes after this month’s warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration against dispensing cold medicine to children. Evidence suggests parents want to give these drugs, including cough suppressants, antihistamines and decongestants, to their children, even though they have never been shown to benefit young children.

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