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New Safety Labeling Changes in Prescription

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Prescription cough and cold medicines containing hydrocodone or codeine will be no longer indicated for children younger than 18 years old due to their serious risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, or death. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, M.D., an FDA commissioner stated that, “Given the epidemic of opioid addiction, we’re concerned about unnecessary exposure to opioids, especially in young children…