QUINCY, Mass. — In a move that aims to ward off legal mandates, Ahold USA last week began a voluntary age restriction for the purchase of many over-the-counter cough medicines. Based on a growing trend of abuse among teens, only those 18 years or older will be able to buy products containing the cough suppressive ingredient dex-tromethorphan (DXM) at Ahold-owned supermarkets. These are the Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. here; Giant Food, Landover, Md.; Tops Markets, Buffalo, N.Y.; and ...
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