Pediatric fatalities associated with over the counter (nonprescription) cough and cold medications.

  title={Pediatric fatalities associated with over the counter (nonprescription) cough and cold medications.},
  author={Richard C. Dart and Ian M Paul and Gary R Bond and David C Winston and Anthony S Manoguerra and Robert B. Palmer and Ralph E. Kauffman and William Banner and Jody L. Green and Barry H. Rumack},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={53 4},
STUDY OBJECTIVE The use of nonprescription cough and cold medicines is widespread, but their use has been sporadically associated with severe toxicity and death. We evaluate the role of these medications in pediatric fatalities and identified factors that contributed to the death. METHODS Fatalities that involved a child younger than 12 years and mentioned a cough and cold ingredient were obtained from 5 sources. An independent panel of 8 experts (pediatrics, pediatric critical care… CONTINUE READING
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