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Poll: Forty percent of parents give young kids medicines they shouldn’t

April 23, 2013

Poll: Forty percent of parents give young kids medicines they shouldn’t

Manufacturers of medicines altered their labels to warn parents that the medicines shouldn’t be given to children under 4 years of age.

Are you giving your kids medicines that shouldn’t be used? It turns out that a lot of parents are.

According to the latest University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, more than 40 percents of parents give young kids (under the age of four) medicine that they shouldn’t. These parents reported administering cough medicine or various multi-symptom cough and cold medicines to their children. The poll also revealed that 25 percent of these parents reported giving their children decongestants.

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