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September 2016

Codeine is not safe for children

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Codeine is not safe for children and should not be used for pain or cough relief, the American Academy of Pediatrics warned in a September 19 statement. Codeine has been prescribed for decades for both…

Stop giving codeine to children

Health care providers and parents should stop giving codeine to children, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published online September 19 to Pediatrics. The authors also call for a formal…