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Cold Medicine Removal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Drug makers have voluntarily pulled kids' cold medicines off the market, less than two weeks after the government warned of potential health risks to infants.

A trade group that represents over-the-counter drug makers says products aimed at children under the age of two are being removed from store shelves due to "rare instances of misuse."

Late last month the Food and Drug Administration tentatively recommended adding the words "do not use in children under two years" to product labeling.

Current labeling directs parents to consult a doctor before administering the drugs to infants and toddlers.

CVS drug store also says it will remove the affected products as well as CVS-brand equivalents from store shelves.

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