"Codeine Prescribed to Some Kids Despite Dangers"

Codeine pain reliever frequently prescribed to children in emergency departments

(dailyRx News) Some medications that can help adults can be dangerous to the small, developing bodies of children. A new study found that one such medication may be used more than recommended in kids.

This new study focused on the use of codeine, a pain reliever, in children during emergency room visits.

The study found that despite warnings about its use in children, over half a million children were prescribed codeine each year during the 10-year course of the study.

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