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Medicine: Children’s Cold Medicine #889126

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 19, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Bazell) An FDA advisory panel’s recommendation that drug companies stop selling cold medicines for children under 6 reported; details given on the panel’s findings, decision, and differing opinions on whether the medicines work. [University of California, San Francisco Dr. Thomas NEWMAN†, University of Chicago Dr. Robert DAUM†- say the medicines aren’t effective.] [Parent representative Amy CELENTO-STEMATERIS†- says parents will give children adult products if children’s versions aren’t available.] [Emory University Dr. Ruth PARKER†- says limiting medicine variety will limit the possibility for mistakes.] [Consumer Healthcare Products Association Linda SUYDAM†- says parents know the medicines work.]

Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert

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