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A couple of weeks ago, as I’m sure you heard, the FDA held an advisory committee meeting that concluded that there should be no use of cough/cold products for children under 6. There is a good amount of evidence that the drugs (including antitussive, expectorant, nasal decongestant, antihistamine and combination products) were not effective and…

Is your Doctor in Denial?

That’s the hed for the Washington Post story on the study that found that doctors ignored or dismissed patients concerns about side effects and didn’t report them to MedWatch (the FDA system for collecting side effects). The Post goes through some reasons for this but I think the end conclusion is that this is a…