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Dosing Directions, Measuring Devices Vary For OTC Meds, JAMA Study Says

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Dosing directions and measuring devices for top-selling pediatric over-the-counter liquid medications were highly inconsistent as of November 2009, when the Food and Drug Administration issued voluntary industry guidelines in response to numerous reports of unintentional overdoses by children, according to a descriptive study of 200 such medications.

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