Parents Ignore Warning Labels on Cough Medicine

Published Online: Monday, June 24, 2013
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The latest University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health reveals that more than 40% of parents give children under 4 years old multi-symptom cough and cold medicine, despite warning labels. Researchers also found that 25% of parents give children under 4 years old decongestants.

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