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Codeine too risky for kids, experts say, urging restrictions on use | ScienceDaily

Codeine too risky for kids, experts say, urging restrictions on use | ScienceDaily

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents and health providers to stop giving codeine to children, calling for more education about its risks and restrictions on its use in patients under age 18. A new AAP clinical report in the October 2016 issue of Pediatrics, “Codeine: Time to Say `No,'” cites continued use of the drug in pediatric settings despite growing evidence linking the common painkiller to life-threatening or fatal breathing reactions.

Source: Codeine too risky for kids, experts say, urging restrictions on use — ScienceDaily