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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