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In January 2018, the FDA expanded its restrictions, announcing that prescription cough medicines containing either codeine or hydrocodone can only be labeled for use in adults 18 and over because the risks of opioid-containing cough products outweigh the potential benefits in children. Image: © iStock Photo timsa

Study supports restrictions on opioid-containing cold medicines for children

In 2017 by considering safety concerns, American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that a codeine-containing cough and cold medications should not be used. Thus, the...