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January 7, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association reported the makers of over-the-counter pediatric liquid medications have made significant progress in carrying out voluntary efforts to promote safe use through standardized dosing directions and dosing devices, as underscored by the results of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Monday in Pediatrics.

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association reported the makers of over-the-counter pediatric liquid medications have made significant progress in carrying out voluntary efforts to promote safe use through standardized dosing directions and dosing devices, as underscored by the results of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Monday in Pediatrics.

September 26, 2013

Parents in its October issue will feature the True Easy Syringe from Health Enterprises as the simple way “to give your child the correct dose of liquid medicine.”

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Parents in its October issue will feature the True Easy Syringe from Health Enterprises as the simple way “to give your child the correct dose of liquid medicine.”

The patented True Easy Syringe was designed by a mother of three children to make it easy to give accurate doses of medicine. The new product features a patented two-step color coded dosing system and oversized grip for ease of use.

October 26, 2012

As many as 97% of parents are confident they administered the correct dose of acetaminophen to their sick child when using AccuDial Pharmaceutical's weight-based dosing label, according to research published earlier this year.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — As many as 97% of parents are confident they administered the correct dose of acetaminophen when using AccuDial Pharmaceutical's weight-based dosing label, according to research published earlier this year.

October 12, 2012

Medical supply company BD has introduced a disposable injection pen that it said was designed for drugs requiring frequent, low-volume injections or variable dosing.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — Medical supply company BD has introduced a disposable injection pen that it said was designed for drugs requiring frequent, low-volume injections or variable dosing.

The company's BD Medical division announced the introduction of the Vystra, which it will showcase at the 2012 Parenteral Drug Association meeting in Las Vegas.

The company said the pen is designed for ease of use, comfort and reliability, including design features like multi-dosing, simple dose dialing and correction with audible clicks and large and clear dose markings.

February 18, 2011

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — Concerns over kids’ medicines and proper dosing is still a prominent issue. Children between the ages of 2 years and 12 years are inaccurately dosed up to 73% of the time, according to a report published by the American Medical Association. This increases emergency room visits in two-thirds of the cases.

January 10, 2011

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., plans to introduce new legislation soon to make medicine cups and other dosage devices commonly used to give medicine to children safer, the Congress leader recently announced. However, the need for such a bill may be moot as the over-the-counter industry already is actively initiating guidelines to standardize dosing directions and units of measuring that dose.

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., plans to introduce new legislation soon to make medicine cups and other dosage devices commonly used to give medicine to children safer, the Congress leader recently announced. However, the need for such a bill may be moot as the over-the-counter industry already is actively initiating guidelines to standardize dosing directions and units of measuring that dose.

March 15, 2010

AccuDial Pharmaceutical recently shared plans to launch its line of patented dosing systems in the...

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. AccuDial Pharmaceutical recently shared plans to launch its line of patented dosing systems in the United States this fall. The system features an accurate dosing spoon, coupled with weight-based dosing recommendations, as opposed to age-based dosing recommendations found on many kids' product labels today.