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…

Suicidal Teens Turn To Tylenol

A local mother was having fun at a family picnic, but couldn't help but think about her 17-year-old son, who had chosen to stay home.She returned home after six or seven hours to find him lethargic. He told her he had vomited, but didn't…