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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pediatricians Can't Read?

Just got this an a PDR (Physicians' Desk Reference) update:

Parents Still Giving Cough, Cold Meds to Kids Under 2: Poll

Many caregivers, doctors not heeding FDA warning about dangers of over-the-counter drugs



imageWEDNESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents of children aged 2 and younger still give over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to their kids despite U.S. Food and Drug Administration warnings to the contrary, researchers have found.

In response to research linking over-the-counter (or OTC) cough and cold medicines to poisoning or death in hundreds of children ages 2 years and younger, the FDA said in 2008 that the products should not be given to children in this age group.

In addition, studies have shown that these medicines have little benefit in controlling symptoms.

A new national poll of over 300 parents of children ages 6 months to 2 years found that 61 percent of parents gave OTC cough and cold medicines to their children within the last 12 months.

In addition, more than half of the parents said their child's doctor said the medicines are safe for children under 2 years, and about half reported that their doctor said the medicines are effective, according to the results released Feb. 15 by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.

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So, do you still think pediatricians know what they're doing? They don't even follow their own guidelines, warnings, etc.

Trust your children's health to Chiropractic. Safe. Sensible. Who else wil correct their subluxation, allowing them to heal and to more fully express their genetic potential? You can't find genetic potential in a bottle of pills, or some neurotoxic vaccines.

Don Harte, D.C.
Corte Madera Straight Chiropractic
Liberator of Innate

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