FDA: cough medicines containing opioids should never be given to kids

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Cough medicines containing opioids like codeine and oxycodone -- should never be taken by kids or teens according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The FDA also says it's revising warnings on those products and will label them for use only by adults over the age of 18.
The labels will also have warnings about the risks of addiction, overdose, and death.
Those types of medicine always require a prescription so talk with your child's doctor before giving it to him.
Experts say parents should always read labels before giving their children any medicine even if it's purchased over the counter.