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US emergency department visits for acute harms from over-the-counter cough and cold medications, 2017-2019.

Mital R, Lovegrove MC, Moro RN, et al. US emergency department visits for acute harms from over-the-counter cough and cold medications, 2017-2019. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. Epub 2021 Nov 11. doi: 10.1002/pds.5384

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December 15, 2021
Mital R, Lovegrove MC, Moro RN, et al. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2022;31(2):225-234.

Accidental ingestion of over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicines (CCMs) among children can result in adverse events. This study used national surveillance data to characterize emergency department (ED) visits for harms related to OTC CCM use and discusses differences by patient demographics, intent of use, and concurrent substance use.

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Mital R, Lovegrove MC, Moro RN, et al. US emergency department visits for acute harms from over-the-counter cough and cold medications, 2017-2019. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. Epub 2021 Nov 11. doi: 10.1002/pds.5384