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Minors restricted from buying certain over-the-counter drugs

Elizabeth Smith, News Editor

February 7, 2012

Teens under the age of 18 may get a surprise if they try to buy some over-the-counter medicines to relieve a nagging cough. The State of California banned sales of medicines containing an addictive chemical for minors as of Jan. 1. Dextromethorphan (DXM), a common chemical in these medications, can...

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