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FDA Panels to Weigh Dosing Labels for Kids' OTC Fever Relievers
Date:5/17/2011

ts will give their children the wrong dose."

At the hearing, the FDA will also consider adding a weight-based dosing regimen to the existing age-based dosing regimen for kids 2 to 12 and to make it mandatory to include a universal measuring tool with all children's formulas.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has more on giving over-the-counter medications to children.

SOURCES: William Basco, M.D., director, general pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; Daniel Frattarelli, M.D., pediatrician, Dearborn, Mich., and chair, American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs; U.S. Food and Drug Administration Web site


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