• FDA: Opioid Cold Meds Not Safe for Kids

    One year ago - By Modern Medicine

    The FDA will no longer allow opioid-containing cough and cold medicines to be prescribed for children younger than 18 years.
    The agency is ordering the safety labeling changes in cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone “because the serious risks of these medicines outweigh their potential benefits in this population,” the agency said in a statement .
    After safety labeling changes are made, the products will no longer be indicated for use to treat cough in any pediatric population, and will be labeled for use only in adults aged 18 years and older.
    “Given the epidemic of...
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