Thursday, October 11, 2007

Infant Cold Medicines Withdrawn from Market

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), which represents the leading manufacturers of non-prescription cough and cold medicines, announced the voluntary withdrawal of all infant cold medicines in response to safety concerns. Next week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a Joint Meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Pediatric Advisory Committee to review the safety of oral over-the-counter cold and cough medications for children and infants under the age of two.

Check out the press release from CHPA, "Makers of OTC Cough and Cold Medicines Announce Voluntary Withdrawal of Oral Infant Medicines." You might also want to look at CHPA's Over-the-Counter Safety website.

Read "14 Infant Cold Medicines Pulled Off Market" from the Washington Post and "Johnson & Johnson Recalls Infant Cold, Cough Products, Citing Overdose Dangers" from FOX News.

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