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Confusing Labeling Found on Many Nonprescription Kids’ Meds

From a November 30, 2010 Health Day news item

TUESDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) — The admonishment to parents to carefully follow the directions on the labels of over-the-counter kids’ medicines may be futile, new research suggests.

The study found that most of the popular cough-and-cold, pain-relieving, allergy and stomach drugs just don’t explain dosing very well to begin with. Nor is there much consistency in product labeling.

“Almost all the products had inconsistencies,” said Dr. H. Shonna Yin, lead author of an early-release study that will be published in the Dec. 15 print issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association….

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December 2, 2010 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Health News Items | ,

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