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OTC Label Changes Linked to Fewer Child Poisonings

A new study in The Journal of Pediatrics examines the effects of the Food and Drug Administration‘s initiatives to “limit the use of over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medications in children younger than 6 years of age.” In a retrospective analysis of 10 years of data from US poison centers, researchers discovered that “unintentional ingestions of OTC cough and cold medications decreased 33.4% and therapeutic errors by 46.0%” after label changes.

Read the study in The Journal of Pediatrics.