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Are cough meds safe for kids?

Winter is approaching, and the government is again trying to decide what to do about over-the-counter medicines for kids' coughs and sniffles.

Doctors question the drugs' benefits and worry about their risks. Pediatricians are urging the FDA to demand a recall of the medicines for children under 6.

The FDA held a public hearing Thursday on the issue.

The industry says over-the-counter medicines have been used for decades in treating kids' colds and are safe for those older than 2.

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