Accidental ingestion of OTC cough, cold meds declines in youths

06/30/2013 | Reuters

The rate of unintentional ingestion of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines among children younger than 12 dropped by 33% between 2005 and 2010, a study showed. Researchers noted a 46% decline in the number of children who were mistakenly given these drugs by their parents. The findings, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, suggest that measures such as adding warning labels to adult medications have been effective in preventing such poisonings.

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