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Kids Still Given Codeine In ER Despite Warnings

Kids Still Given Codeine In ER Despite Warnings

A recent study by UCSF researchers, published in the journal Pediatrics, reports that too may kids are being given codeine, a potent painkiller, during Emergency Room visits.

The most common reasons kids receive the drug: injuries and respiratory problems.  Codeine can cause excessive sleepiness and difficulty breathing.

According to this Fox News article:

"The study's lead author, Dr. Sunitha Kaiser, an...

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