Cough Medicine Warnings Helped Reduce Kids' ER Visits: CDC

The introduction of new warning labels for over-the-counter cough and cold medicines helped lower the number of children’s visits to emergency rooms, according to researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The labels were revised to warn patients that the products should not be given to kids younger than four. (Source: Pediatrics, Online, November 11, 2013.)