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CVS pulls popular cold medicines from store shelves

Posted on AllSides October 19th, 2023
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CVS said on Thursday that it is voluntarily removing certain common oral cough and cold products after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel determined last month that its active ingredient doesn't work.  

"We are voluntarily removing certain oral cough and cold products that contain phenylephrine as the only active ingredient from CVS Pharmacy stores," a CVS spokesperson said. "Other oral cough and cold products will continue to be offered to meet consumer needs." 

"We are aware of the FDA Advisory Committee’s position on oral phenylephrine (PE) and will...

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