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CDC warns against giving toddlers, babies cold medicine, cough syrup

Posted Jan 12, 2007, updated Nov 06, 2008.

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- More than 1,500 toddlers and babies wound up in emergency rooms over a two-year period and three died because of bad reactions to cold or cough medicine, federal health officials reported Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned parents not to give common over-the-counter cold remedies to children under 2 years old without consulting a doctor.

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