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Parents remain confused about babies’ medicine

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A new study shows parents widely hold the mistaken belief that they should use over-the-counter cough and cold medicines on babies under age 2, despite doctors and federal health officials advising against it as far back as 2006.

The reason? Packaging.

At least 80 percent of parents shown boxes of children's cough syrups and nose drops told researchers they were OK for babies, and almost three-fourths said they would give one of the drugs to their baby even after reading…

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