Monday, November 22, 2010

Cold and Cough Medicine ER Visits

This is a good thing!

FROM NBC: The voluntary withdrawal of over-the-counter cold and cough medicine has helped keep infants out of the emergency room.

Anew study from the CDC looked at ER visits for adverse reactions to cold and cough medicine in kids under the age of 12 -- both before and after the 2007 withdrawal. While the overall number of cases remained steady, visits by kids under age two went down fifty percent.

In a majority of cases a young child went to the ER because they took the medicine when their parents weren't looking.

Here's more on the decline from WebMD

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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