The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new recommendations about the use of over-the-counter cough and cold medication for children. The new guidelines strongly recommend that these medications not be used for infants or children under the age of two because of the risk of serious and potentially life-threatening side effects. The FDA is currently reviewing information on the safety of these products for children from two to eleven years of age and has also issued a set of recommendations for these children.
To learn more about the FDA’s new recommendations, I encourage you to view a report on the study by clicking here or the FDA’s question and answer section here.
This information is of serious importance to all parents, guardians and others who care for small children. I hope that you will share it with people you know who may be impacted by this news.
United States Senator
January 23, 2008
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