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FDA Discourages Use of Syrup of Ipecac

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FDA Discourages Use of Syrup of Ipecac

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FDA Discourages Use of Syrup of Ipecac

FDA Discourages Use of Syrup of Ipecac

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The Food and Drug Administration is warning against the use of syrup of Ipecac, which induces vomiting in children who have swallowed poison. The FDA now says the popular home remedy does more harm than good. Hear NPR's Linda Wertheimer and Dr. Alistair Wood, who advised the FDA on the issue.

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