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04/03/2009 Deaths Prompt Cold Medicine Review Medicines regulator Medsafe is to review guidelines around cough and cold medicines following reports some over-the-counter remedies have harmed or killed British children.

Although most medicines are safe to use as directed on the packaging, Medsafe believes that some of them may not be effective and other, cheaper alternatives, may be just as helpful.

Click here for information on winter poisonings, including cough, cold and flu medicines.
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