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Partnership for a Drug-Free America / MetLife Foundation Survey Shows More Parents Are Talking With Their Teens About Cough Medicine Abuse

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) applauds the latest nationwide survey results showing that more parents than ever are addressing over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse with their teens. The Partnership/Metlife Parents Attitude T...

New Partnership for a Drug-Free America 20th Annual Study Shows Progress in Teens Recognizing Dangers of OTC Cough Medicine Abuse

Makers of OTC cough medicines committed to continuing multi-pronged effort to raise awareness WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America offers some promising news regarding teens and the abuse of over-the-counter (...

Popular cold and cough treatment may create respiratory distress in young children

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. New research out of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center suggests that Vicks® VapoRub®, the popular menthol compound used to relieve symptoms of cough and congestion, may instead create respiratory distress in infants and small children. The study appears ...

New study shows that a cough medicine ingredient could effectively treat prostate cancer

Baltimore, MD -- A study published today in the December issue of the European medical journal Anticancer Research demonstrates that an ingredient used in a common cough suppressant may be useful in treating advanced prostate cancer. Researchers found that noscapine, which has been used in coug...

Annual Monitoring the Future Survey on Drug Abuse Shows Decline in OTC Cough Medicine Abuse

Industry to continue its multi-pronged effort to raise awareness of dangers WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), regarding today's release of the National Insti...

Parents of new babies should be considered for a whooping cough booster, say experts

A booster vaccination for parents of new babies and other household members may be the most effective way of preventing the fatal form of whooping cough in young infants, say a group of paediatric intensive care doctors on bmj.com today. Whooping cough (pertussis) is a distressing infectious ...

Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths

Giving shot 2 weeks earlier reduces the time babies are unprotected by 25%, study says MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Giving infants a routine pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine two weeks earlier than normal could prevent at least 1,236 cases of pertussis, 898 hospitalizations and ...

Saline is Safe Alternative to Harmful Cough and Cold Products

LENEXA, Kan., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In a press release earlier this year, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory for parents and caregivers, recommending that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold products should not be used to treat infants and children less than two years of age because se...

Study finds parents use cough medicines on under-2s despite the warnings

More than 40 per cent of parents have used cough medicine for children younger than two even though it is not recommended, nor proven effective for children in this age group, an Australia-first study has found. The joint University of Melbourne and Royal Childrens Hospital study, surveyed 325...

10% of U.S. Kids Using Cough Medicine Every Week

Researchers find decongestants and antihistamines taken most often SATURDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Approximately one in 10 U.S. children uses one or more cough and cold medications during a given week, according to new research from Boston University. While cough and cold medic...

Makers of OTC Cough Medicines Reaffirm Efficacy of Products

Cochrane report provides no elements of new data WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the international Cochrane Collaboration released a review of existing data on the efficacy of oral over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines in children and adults. While this review includ...

Hyland's Cough and Cold Medicines Remain a Safe and Effective Option for Toddlers and Young Children

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hyland's, Inc. wants to remind parents and caregivers that during the difficult cold and flu season, Hyland's homeopathic medicines remain a safe and effective option for alleviating their children's suffering from common cough and cold sympto...

CHPA Lends Support to FDA's Announcement Against Use of Oral, Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medicines in Children Under Two

Agency's announcement underscores industry's voluntary withdrawal of oral infant cough and cold medicines in October 2007 WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of the leading makers of over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines, the Consumer Healthcare Products Associati...

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO, Partnership for a Drug-Free America on New SAMHSA Study On Cough Medicine Abuse

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) newly released data analysis from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicate 3.1 million people in the U. S. aged 12 to 25 have abused non-prescription, over-t...

Statement From the Consumer Healthcare Products Association on the SAMHSA Findings on Cough Medicine Abuse

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), regarding today's release of the U.S. Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Association's National ...

Statement from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Today's Joint FDA Advisory Committee Recommendations Regarding Pediatric Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medicines

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), regarding the recommendations issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee a...

Giant Food Removes Children's Cough and Cold Medicine From Store Shelves

Concern for children under the age of two years prompts action LANDOVER, Md., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Giant Food announced it has removed from its shelves several select over-the-counter cold and cough drugs aimed at children under the age of 2 years. The voluntary withdrawal f...

Stop & Shop Removes Children's Cough and Cold Medicine from Store Shelves

Concern for children under the age of two years prompts action QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it has removed from its shelves several select over-the-counter cold and cough drugs aimed at children under the age of 2 years. ...

CVS/pharmacy to Remove OTC Infant Cough & Cold Products from Its Stores as Part of CHPA's Voluntary Withdrawal

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ), announced today that it is removing oral over-the-counter (OTC) infant cough & cold medicines from its stores as part of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association's (CHPA) ...

Makers of OTC Cough and Cold Medicines Announce Voluntary Withdrawal of Oral Infant Medicines

- Potential misuse of these infant medicines, not product safety, is driving the voluntary withdrawal - This withdrawal does not affect cough and cold medicines for children age 2 and older - Further evaluation of these oral cough and cold medici...

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is Voluntarily Withdrawing Infants' Cough and Cold Products:

* concentrated Tylenol(R) Infants' Drops Plus Cold * concentrated Tylenol(R) Infants' Drops Plus Cold and cough * PediaCare(R) Infant Drops products FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of McNeil-PPC, Inc., announ...

FDA Cracks Down on Unapproved Cough Medicines

Some 200 prescription drugs with hydrocodone could be involved FRIDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials announced Friday a crackdown on drug companies that make unapproved prescription drugs containing the narcotic hydrocodone, which is used as a cough suppressant an...

Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough

Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to children who are immunized against whooping cough, those who aren't vaccinated are 23 times more likely to get the infection -- a finding that shows the dang...

Health Woes Not Always to Blame for Chronic Cough

In many cases, treating an illness doesn't ease the problem, experts say FRIDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- The widespread belief that chronic cough is only connected to other conditions is hampering the development of new treatments, according to a paper by U.K. researchers. It's...

Honey Beats Meds at Soothing Kids' Cough

A dose of the sweet stuff helped children sleep, study found TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- With many children's cough syrups being pulled from the market because they don't work, an old folk remedy -- honey -- may work just as well or better, researchers report. In a study of ...

Reflux Can Precipitate Chest Pain, Cough

These symptoms should be checked out by a physician, experts say THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Severe chest pain and chronic cough are little known, but potentially serious, symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), researchers say. Many people with these symptoms don't rea...

Whooping Cough Spreads from a Massachusetts Hospital

After the hunt for those who might have traveled in the company of Andrew Speaker, the man who carries a drug-resistant TB, it is now a search in the US for those who might have been exposed to pertussis or whooping cough. After a staff member at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis was diagno...

Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Infants

Infants with whooping cough were most likely infected by the people they live with, according to a multi-country study led by researchers// from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The study found that parents were the source of pertussis, commonly known a...

Don’t Let Symptoms of Whooping Cough Escape You, Parents Warne

Parents in Toronto have been alerted to be watchful for symptoms of whooping cough in children; this alert has been sounded after recent reports, of increase in such cases in// the previous year. A recent report has established the increase in cases - from 178 cases in 2005 to 669 cases in 20...

Outbreaks of Whooping Cough Contributed by Vaccine Exemptions

Outbreaks of whooping cough may be contributed by state laws which allow parents to exempt their child from vaccine due to personal beliefs according to researchers reported// Tuesday. Investigators found higher rates of whooping cough in such states to the tune of around 50 percent higher tha...

Researchers Warn That Whooping Cough Is Still Very Prevalent

Researchers from the University of Oxford have claimed that their study that involved 172 children, has showed, whooping cough to still be very widespread among young children//. Bordatella Pertussis, a bacterium causes whooping cough, which is also known as ‘Pertussis’. This bacterial infect...

Whooping Cough claims 77 lives

77 people belonging to two provinces of Papua New Guinea have died due to a whooping cough epidemic. PNG Health Minister Sir Peter Barter//, who is also the regions MP, confirmed that 17 children belonging to the Madang Province have died due to this outbreak. The Madang provincial health offi...

Health Canada Warns Of Potential Health Hazards Due To A Cough Medication

Authorities of Health Canada on Tuesday announced a warning on the usage of Triaminic vapour patches in children because of the potentially serious effects //they could have if accidentally ingest the cherry-scented patches. The health authorities have explained that life-threatening seizures...

Many Nonprescription Cough Medicines Proves Ineffective

Experts say that much of the money spent on buying over-the-counter cough medicines is a waste adding that the active ingredients present in the so-called cough remedies may be ineffective. // It is stated that in US alone people spend around $3.5 billion a year to these nonprescription cough medic...

Zimbabweans Will Need To Cough Up More on Health Costs

A ruling that had forbidden any increase in the cost of private health care in Zimbabwe has now been lifted. This means, that private healthcare costs// could even double, adding to the problems already prevalent due to high inflation. Specialist fees and GP fees have almost gone up cent perce...

Bariatric Surgery: Medicare, Will Now Cough Up For ‘Throwing Weight

Medicare made an announcement that lifted up faces and brought cheer to the Chubby! For the first time, Medicare will pick up the tabs for three types of obesity surgery, in cases where obesity has led to prolonged health problems. // But the catch is that, only surgeries performed by the Am...

Rising Rates of Whooping Cough in Idaho

This year patients with whooping cough/Pertussis have tripled in Idaho (central) and health officials are advising people to get themselves revaccinated against infectious respiratory disease. 72 cases have been // reported totally by central district health department so far in Ada (55 cases), ...

Chronic cough can lead to depression

People who have been suffering from chronic coughs for months or even// years have a high possibility of being depressive also. In the research conducted by the researchers of Montefiore Cough Center, US, have reported that of the 100 people who had chronic cough for an average of nine years, ...

Studying The Effectiveness Of Cough Syrups

Giving your child an over-the-counter cough syrup may not be any more effective than giving them nothing at all, say researchers according to a new study.// Researchers studied 100 children with upper respiratory infections. Thirty-three of the children received dextromethorphan -- a common ing...

Women Worse Affected By Chronic Cough

Latest research shows chronic cough affects women more severely than men and greatly impacts their quality of life. // Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, analyzed data from 116 women and 56 men seeking medical attention for chronic cough and a control group of 31 m...
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