* Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine
[cherry or orange]
"The reason the makers of over-the-counter, oral cough and cold medicines
for infants are voluntarily withdrawing these medicines is that there have been rare patterns of misuse leading to overdose recently identified, particularly in infants, and safety is our top priority."
WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is praising Michigan state lawmakers for passing three bills aimed at stopping meth labs from obtaining small amounts of cold medicine
from numerous stores to collect a crucial ingredient for methamphetamine production.
House and Senate judiciary committees finalized bills that would make it harder to buy cold medicine
for use in producing meth, and would give law enforcement more tools to halt the meth trade and get users into treatment programs.
WHEN DAYTIME RELIEF FROM the common cold is necessary, Alka-Seltzer Plus Non-Drowsy Cold Medicine
from Morristown, N.J.-based Bayer Consumer Care is on the job.
Tiriac said Raducan had taken two cold medicine
pills, one containing pseudoephedrine and the second an over-the-counter drug.
One area I really like to see sugar-free sweetener is in children's cold medicine
. The drug ingredients added to alleviate congestion and runny nose are highly xerostomic, meaning they dry the mouth.
That mirrors a reduction in meth lab seizures reported by police in Oklahoma, the first state to adopt the restriction on cold medicine
sales, he noted.
They were later indicted for another murder, that of the fatal poisoning with cold medicine
of Akira Morita on May 29, 1999.
LOS ANGELES -- A report released late last month shows that cough and cold medicine
manufacturing remains strong.
The agency stressed that most problems with cold medicines
occur when "more than the recommended amount is used, if it is given too often, or if more than one cough and cold medicine
containing the same active ingredient are being used."
Over-the-counter "cold medicine
" help a child get better.
Seven in 10 parents with children under age 4 said that they give their children cold medicine
when they are sick, as did 74% of parents with children under 6, and 80% with youngsters between 7 and 12.
NEW YORK -- With a number of states mulling restrictions on sales of cold medicine
as a way to curb the illicit methamphetamine trade, retailers are calling for the issue to be handled with a national law.
Taro Consumer Healthcare Products, a company described as dedicated to introducing novel O-T-C remedies that address unmet consumer needs, has also entered the children's cold medicine