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Cold Medicine

Does Cold Medicine Work on Kids?

Howard J. Bennett, M.D. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Howard J. Bennett, M.D.

Research has repeatedly shown that cold medicines don't work for children younger than 6, and they provide only a negligible benefit for those 6 to 12.

It's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week!

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

We are entering cold and flu season, and it's natural to want to do everything possible to keep our families healthy. So it's understandable that many people want their doctors to give them antibiotics. After all, they have an infection and antibiotics treat infections, right?

Radley Balko

Strict Meth Laws Hurt Consumers, Have Little Effect on Meth Supply

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Since 2006, the state of Oregon has had the strictest pseudoephedrine laws in the country. The popular decongestant, a common additive to over-the-cou...

Kids' ER Visits Declined After Cold Medicines Removed From Stores

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — Removing cough and cold medicines for very young children from store shelves led to a big decline in emergency room visits for bad reactio...

How To Choose A Cold Medicine

Health.com | By Ashlee Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When you have a cold, it can be hard to sort through the dizzying array of over-the-counter cold medications. But many cold medications contain jus...

Meth Flourishes Despite Laws Restricting Cold Medicine

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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