Parents Continue To Give Cough/Cold OTCs To Children Under 2 – Survey
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
A majority of U.S. parents and some pediatricians fail to heed FDA and drug industry warnings not to give OTC cough and cold medicines to children under 2, according to a recent poll.
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