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FDA Reviews Cough-Syrup Dosage for Children

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FDA Reviews Cough-Syrup Dosage for Children

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FDA Reviews Cough-Syrup Dosage for Children

FDA Reviews Cough-Syrup Dosage for Children

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Recent research suggests that, when given in high doses, cough syrups can be dangerous for children younger than 2 years old. The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing its regulations for the medicine. Dr. Sydney Spiesel, medical columnist for the online magazine Slate, talks with Madeleine Brand.

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