Cough and Cold

The Pharmacy Times® Cough and Cold resource center provides clinical news and articles, information about upcoming conferences and meetings, updated clinical trial listings, and other resources.

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Before a pertussis vaccine was widely available, about 200,000 American children contracted this highly contagious acute respiratory tract infection annually, and between 4000 and 9000 children died each year.
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A cough is a common symptom for which some patients seek medical attention at urgent care clinics and emergency departments.
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Acetaminophen overuse becomes much more common in the United States during cold and flu season, according to a recently published study.
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The online retailing giant has its own brand of nonprescription drugs. Can it compete?
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Taking massive doses of vitamin C to protect against viruses and diseases may actually have harmful effects.
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Mutated MDA5 may not recognize human rhinoviruses.
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Herpes simplex labialis, also commonly referred to as cold sores or fever blisters, is typically caused by the herpes simplex virus 1, whereas herpes simplex virus 2 is generally responsible for causing genital herpes.
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Many adverse events associated with OTC cold medications are related to accidental unsupervised ingestions or dosing errors, which means better education from pharmacists and other health care providers may help reduce these events, according to a study published in Pediatrics this month.
 
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Cough is a common symptom for which many patients seek advice at urgent care clinics and emergency departments, especially when they experience episodes during peak allergy season due to postnasal drip and congestion.
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New progress made towards the development of an HIV vaccine.
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Cold and flu season is the time of the year when pharmacists are more likely to see patients scanning the pharmacy shelves in search of the perfect remedy to manage a cough.