Effects of safety warnings on prescription rates of cough and cold medicines in children below 2 years of age.

@article{Sen2011EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of safety warnings on prescription rates of cough and cold medicines in children below 2 years of age.},
  author={Elif F. Sen and Katia Verhamme and Mariagrazia Felisi and Geert Willem 't Jong and Carlo Giaquinto and Gino Picelli and Adriana Ceci and Miriam C. J. M. Sturkenboom},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={
          943-50
        }
}
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT • Cough and cold medicines are frequently used in children to treat upper respiratory tract infections without solid proof of benefits. • Safety issues have been raised about the use of these drugs in young children. • In 2007 international warnings were issued advising against use of these drugs in young children. WHAT THIS STUDY ADDS • Cough and cold medicines prescribing by primary care physicians has not really been influenced by international… CONTINUE READING
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