NZ Herald: Kids’ cold medicines warning

In response to concerns over the safety and effectiveness of some drugs aimed at children, the Ministry of Health has said that cough and cold medicines for children are only to be sold in pharmacies.

If available in supermarkets, the drugs will carry warnings that they are for adults only.

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“The ministry said limiting the medicines to pharmacy-only sales would enable parents to obtain better advice about their use.

“Medsafe group manager Stewart Jessamine said: “Reclassifying these products as pharmacy-only medicines means parents will be able to get professional advice on how to use them safely when they buy them for their children.”