FDA: codeine, tramadol contraindicated in kids

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Takeaway

  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is adding a new contraindication for all codeine- and tramadol-containing products, precluding their use in children aged <12 y.

Why this matters

  • The action reflects a stronger stance than that of 2013, when boxed warning/contraindications ...