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FDA Discourages Cough Syrup for Kids Under Age 6

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FDA Discourages Cough Syrup for Kids Under Age 6

FDA Discourages Cough Syrup for Kids Under Age 6

FDA Discourages Cough Syrup for Kids Under Age 6

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Federal health advisers have recommended that cold and cough medicines should not be used in children younger than 6. The recommendation is likely to lead to a change in how these medicines are labeled, marketed and used.

What does this mean for consumers?