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Two Peds in a Pod goes undercover at your local pharmacy

Overwhelmed by the number of over-the-counter remedies available on the shelf? Unsure which ones are appropriate for children? Pediatricians Julie Kardos, MD and Naline Lai, MD, give you answers.

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Recently, Two Peds in a Pod went undercover as two unsuspecting moms surveying the scene on the shelves of a local chain pharmacy, seeking to uncover what medicines, ointments, and therapies avail themselves to the unsuspecting consumer. Today we break open the case.

All medication labels have an “active ingredient” list. This list contains the actual medicine that acts on your child’s body to hide symptoms or cure a condition. Read this list carefully so that you know what you are actually giving your child. For example... click here to read more.

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