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FDA panel: No cold medicines to children under 6

Posted Oct 19, 2007.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Over-the-counter cold and cough medicines don't work for children under age 6 and giving the common medicine to young children cannot be recommended, a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee said Friday. The panel of health experts looking at how safe and effective antihistamines, decongestants, antitussins and expectorants are in children said it is not appropriate to take data from adults and apply it to children under 12.

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