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Sunday, March 6, 2011

FDA removes hundreds of cold/cough/allergy medicines from the market

The FDA announced that they have removed over 500 prescription cold, cough, and allergy medicines from the market because they haven't gone through the proper approval process.

But many of these medications have been around for decades and have been used without any significant reports of adverse effects. Some of those medications include; Chlorpheniramine, Entex, Rondec, Bromhist pediatric syrup, Bromfed, and Rynatan pediatric suspension.

In many cases of combination medications, the medications themselves are not in question, just whether or not the combination will work as advertised. Its still perfectly fine with the FDA for doctors to prescribe those medicines separately for the patient to use at the same time.

So do these medications really need to be pulled off the market? You decide and leave a comment to let us know what you think.

Read the list of medicines removed by the FDA at

We provide treatment for allergy, colds, cough, nasal congestion, and sinusitis.

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