Navigation Links
Cold Meds Not Safe for Kids Under 2, FDA Warns
Date:1/17/2008

be safe by not giving medication that could potentially harm young children. It's the right thing to do."

Last November, the FDA became aware of a number of surveys that indicated that individuals or parents were continuing to use the products without getting advice from a health-care provider.

The medicines, which include decongestants, expectorants, antihistamines and cough suppressants, have been associated with different rare but serious events including convulsions, rapid heart rates, decreased levels of consciousness, and even death.

A review of records filed with the FDA between 1969 and September 2006 found 54 reports of deaths in children associated with decongestant medicines made with pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine or ephedrine. It also found 69 reports of deaths associated with antihistamine medicines containing diphenhydramine, brompheniramine or chlorpheniramine. Most of the deaths involved children younger than 2.

The current advisory is based on an agency review of data and recommendations discussed during a joint meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs and Pediatric Advisory committees last October. The committees recommended a ban on cold medicines in children under the age of 2.

Right before the meeting, makers of dozens of cough and cold remedies targeted to infants voluntary recalled these products. In particular, products with pictures of infants on the label or use of the word "infant" in the name were taken off shelves. Overall, there are approximately 800 popular cough and cold medicines sold in the United States. Experts estimate that Americans spend about $2 billion annually on these types of medications.

An internal working group at the FDA was not able to come to a consensus as to recommendations for children aged 2 to 11. A decision on this issue is expected by the spring.

Dr. Lisa Mathis, associate director of the FDA's Office of New Drugs, Pediatric and Maternal Hea
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Just hours apart, 2 brothers undergo robotic prostate cancer surgery
2. CHPA Lends Support to FDAs Announcement Against Use of Oral, Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medicines in Children Under Two
3. One third of stunting and a quarter of deaths among under 3s in poor countries could be prevented
4. Childrens Hospital Boston Mourns the Death of Dr. Judah Folkman, World Renowned Researcher and Founder of the Field of Angiogenesis
5. Intel Co-Founder Andrew S. Grove Dedicates Portion of His Estate, Up to $40 Million, to Michael J. Fox Foundation
6. Lenny Dykstra, Founder & President of The Players Club, to Keynote the 2008 Financial Communications Forum
7. Understanding the have-knots: The role of stress in just about everything
8. Risk factors for Parkinsons disease under study
9. Scientists identify brain abnormalities underlying key element of borderline personality disorder
10. Leading National Patient Advocacy Group Commends Insurance Industrys Recognition, Focus on Growing National Problem of Uninsured and Underinsured Americans
11. Psoriasis Study Showing Increased Risk of Death Underscores Need for More Research, Group Says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Cold Meds Not Safe for Kids Under 2, FDA Warns
(Date:8/30/2015)... Fl (PRWEB) , ... August 30, 2015 , ... ... Executive Vice President Jeff Fernandez will lead the expansion of global cosmeceutical and ... and skin care experience having spent the last 25 years working in operations, ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 30, 2015 , ... Rio Salado College President ... the college’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Information Services. O’Shea, who has served ... college expand its reach and impact through innovative technologies and strategies. , “I am ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... On Saturday, September 19, ... Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will present an educational program titled “Asbestos and ... and lasts through 9:30 PM (doors open at 6:45pm) at Calvary United Methodist Church, ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... extend and improve the lives of patients, according to a newly published report. ... to read the full article. , The authors of the new paper ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... unofficial end of summer (which astronomically, officially ends on September 22nd this year). For ... summer-induced cyber security hangovers linger on which could prove far more costly than a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NPI Executive Vice President Leads Cosmeceutical Expansion 2Health News:Rio Salado College Appoints New Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Information Services 2Health News:Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to Hold Educational Class About Asbestos and Mesothelioma Prevention 2Health News:Top Mesothelioma Researchers Highlight Targeted Therapies in New Report, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 3Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 4
... of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine ... large clinical study to evaluate the role played by ... study, which was part of the Johnston County Osteoarthritis ... who inherited a specific pattern of genetic variations in ...
... sunless tanning products, and an intervention promoting these products ... and sunburns among adult women, according to two reports ... , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Ultraviolet radiation ... category and is the most common avoidable cause of ...
... to any length to try to become part of a ... eating something dicey, or doing illicit drugs, according to a ... "Social exclusion prompts people to use money and ... Mead (Tilburg University), Roy F. Baumeister (Florida State University), Tyler ...
... By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter , ... studies may help breast cancer patients and their ... after mastectomy. One study finds that about ... having had a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction develop ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) -- ... of hearings Monday on whether to recommend approval of ... the advisers recommend approval, it would mark the first ... America,s dinner plates and restaurant menus. Currently, genetically modified ...
... College of Law at Arizona State University has been ... Law Network, which launches today to provide legal and ... challenges such as food safety, health reform and emergency ... Program (PHLPP) received a $1.325 million grant from the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UNC researchers identify genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis 2Health News:UNC researchers identify genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis 3Health News:Use of sunless tanning products common in teens, may encourage sun safety in women 2Health News:Use of sunless tanning products common in teens, may encourage sun safety in women 3Health News:Money, drugs and chicken feet? What consumers will do for social acceptance 2Health News:Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Now or Later? 2Health News:Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Now or Later? 3Health News:FDA Advisers Weigh Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon 2Health News:FDA Advisers Weigh Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon 3Health News:11-state regional Public Health Law Network office to be established at ASU College of Law 2Health News:11-state regional Public Health Law Network office to be established at ASU College of Law 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... Aug. 28, 2015 ... the addition of the "Investigation Report on ... offering. Originally discovered by Welfide (Mitsubishi ... Industries, Ltd) as an inflammatory drug, pranoprofen was ... Co., Ltd under the trade name of pranopulin ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 ... addition of the "Investigation Report on China,s Tobramycin ... Tobramycin is a traditional antibiotic whose eye drop and ... treatment of potential infection or inflammation caused by eye ... are able to produce tobramycin, among which ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "Investigation Report ... their offering. Developed by AstraZeneca plc, ... an important drug for the treatment of schizophrenia. ... quetiapine was listed in the Catalogue of Drugs ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Investigation Report on China's Pranoprofen Market, 2010-2019 2Investigation Report on China's Tobramycin Market, 2015-2019 2China Quetiapine Market Investigation Report 2010-2019 2
... Genomics announced today that,the company entered into a ... (JHU) to commercialize products that identify,patients at risk ... a suite of,issued and pending JHU patents covering ... (IGF2). Orion,s simple blood-based risk,assessment test is being ...
... , - Data Published in the British ... Negative Impact on Overall Survival or Tumour,Progression, ... controlled,studies in 2,301 cancer patients shows that treating ... on survival, tumour,progression or deaths caused by blood ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Orion Genomics Gains Exclusive Worldwide Rights to the IGF2 Gene for Colorectal Cancer Risk Testing Through Licensing Agreement With Johns Hopkins University 2New Meta-Analysis Confirms Safety Profile for NeoRecormon in Treating Anaemia in Cancer Patients 2
This handy reference contains all of the essential information that surgical residents and medical students need to have at their fingertips for day-to-day patient care....
... involved with healthcare decisions to keep up ... in their field of interest - a ... the volume of evidence increases. Cochrane Reviews ... single source available for continually updated evidence-based ...
... is a combination of the Medical Spanish pocket ... for PDA. The first part of Medical Spanish ... the Spanish language, i.e. pronunciation, common words and ... and medical terminology. The second part is organized ...
This portable resource provides definitions for medical acronyms and abbreviations....
Medicine Products: