Tuesday, October 2, 2007
ABC News reports that the FDA has may be moving a step closer to banning over-the-counter cold and cough medicines for children under two.
The labels on most boxes suggest that parents "consult with a doctor" about the appropriate dosage for children under the age of 2. The FDA review called that warning "confusing," and said it appeared to be contributing to "medication errors, which can result in fatal overdoses."
This move is part of the FDA's larger ban on unapproved hydrocodone products. On October 1st, the FDA published a Federal Register notice banning the manufacturer and distribution of unapproved hydrocodone products. A list of approved hydrocodone products is available on the FDA website.