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To give or not to give: Parental experience and adherence to the Food and Drug Administration warning about over-the-counter cough and cold medicine usage


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  • Talya Miron-Shatz
  • Greg Barron
  • Yaniv Hanoch
  • Michaela Gummerum
  • Glen M. Doniger
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    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against administering over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to children under 2. This study evaluated whether experienced parents show poorer adherence to the FDA warning, as safe experiences are predicted to reduce the impact of warnings, and how adherence can be improved. Participants included 218 American parents (mean age: 29.98 (SD = 6.16), 82.9% female) with children age age 2) and inexperienced parents (N=76; only children

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    Article provided by Society for Judgment and Decision Making in its journal Judgment and Decision Making.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 6 (October)
    Pages: 428-436

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    Handle: RePEc:jdm:journl:v:5:y:2010:i:6:p:428-436

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    Keywords: OTC-CCM; adherence; experience; parent; decision-making; risk assessment; FDA warning; compliance; young children.;


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