WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration has started a broad review of the safety of children's cough and cold medicines after receiving a citizens‘ petition filed by a group of pediatricians and public health officials late last week. The petition cited a recent study of hospital emergency room records from 2004 and 2005 released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta. The study found that at least 1,519 children under age 2 had suffered serious health problems ...
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