Cough suppressant abuse may lead to dispensing restrictions

08/31/2010 | Bloomberg

The FDA might review cough medications from Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson for possible dispensing restrictions, after the agency found an increased number of emergency department visits associated with misuse of dextromethorphan from 2004 to 2008. An FDA advisory panel is scheduled Sept. 14 to discuss whether the common cough suppressant should be a controlled substance.

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