Avera Medical Minute: Abuse of Cough Medicine Live 9/15/10 - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

Avera Medical Minute: Abuse of Cough Medicine Live 9/15/10

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Last year, more than 8,000 people, mostly teens, were treated at emergency rooms because they abused over-the-counter cough suppressants according to the Food and Drug Administration.

   Now in an effort to control these substances, the FDA is considering whether to make medicines like Nyquil, Robitussin and Tylenol Cold Tablets, prescription drugs.
 
Our medical expert Dr. Kimberlee McKay with Avera McKennan explains why these common over-the-counter medicines are being abused and what we can do as parents to make sure our kids aren't abusing them.

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