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Pediatricians Say Codeine Is Not Safe For Children

Codeine is not safe to give to kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement this week urging parents and doctors to stop giving children under the age of 18 both prescription and over-the-counter medications that include codeine, such as cough syrup and pain relievers. “People have this very false misconception about codeine, thinking that it’s safer than other opioids,” Dr.
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