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Doctors Still Prescribe Powerful Codeine For Kids Despite Known Dangers

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Nobody brings their child to an emergency room unless something serious has possibly happened, but parents may be unaware of another danger lurking at the hospitals themselves!

Up to 870,000 prescriptions of codeine are given to children in emergency rooms each year, and yet many seem to be OK with this despite the drug's powerful effects it can have on children.

Plus that's the same stuff that goes into purple drank (this specific type was just pulled from shelves), a favorite way to get sideways among rappers.

In fact, in 1997, the American Academy of Pediatrics published public guidelines that warned against using it on children, and yet it is still prescribed regularly.

The trickiest part of prescribing this drug to children is the

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