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October 12th, 2007, 01:40 PM
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October 12th, 2007, 02:44 PM
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Oh, don't even get me started on THIS subject. When I heard this on the news last night, I couldn't help but laugh.

Personally, I think it's the most rediculous thing I've seen yet. Seriously, how hard is it to read directions. Apparently, alot.

I can understand the infant directions (as they always do "ask your doctor"), but it's amazing how many people don't have any common sense.

I'm in the medical profession and am in the know, but still, you'd think the average american could use their heads a little bit.

It's just a ploy, IMO, to get people into doctor's offices to spend money, that they potentially do not have to get antibiotics or other medicines. It's seriously rediculous.

THankfully, they are still thinking of keeping Tylenol or Motrin.

Sorry, this turned into a bit of a rant.
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October 12th, 2007, 06:31 PM
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^I happen to agree with you on this subject! It's such a shame that parents don't properly dispense this stuff and end up killing their children. I always call the doctor to make sure if I have ANY doubt and I wish other parents had done the same so their babies would still be around. Alot of adults have OD'ed on medicines for not following instructions as well, what a shame.
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October 13th, 2007, 02:21 PM
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I also agree! It's a shame.
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Wow. I'm actually quite amazed. I would have figured that I would have been the only one to believe that way
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i wasn't actually thinking about it like that, but I do see your point, ladies! hmm.
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October 15th, 2007, 06:08 AM
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IMO, every single drug or medicine on pharmacy shelves has a risk of overdose no matter what age it is recommended for. Any type of medication requires you to read the label and be responsible enough to administer the correct dosage. So why are some pulled off the shelves but others are not?

It's not that difficult to understand: if the medicine is for infants there will be dosages based on weight/age. If it says "under 2, consult your physician" then that is a children's medication, not an infants medication and you should follow instructions and check with your doctor!!!

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October 16th, 2007, 09:58 AM
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IMO, every single drug or medicine on pharmacy shelves has a risk of overdose no matter what age it is recommended for. Any type of medication requires you to read the label and be responsible enough to administer the correct dosage. So why are some pulled off the shelves but others are not?

It's not that difficult to understand: if the medicine is for infants there will be dosages based on weight/age. If it says "under 2, consult your physician" then that is a children's medication, not an infants medication and you should follow instructions and check with your doctor!!![/b]
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