Did Dr. Mom Get her Medical License Out Of A Box Of Crackerjacks?

The U.S. has recalled a whole bunch of cough medicines designed for kids under 2. Why? Is it because they have some toxic chemical in them? No. Is it because a study found out some unexpected side-effect happens when kids take them? No. It’s because parents don’t know what they’re doing, so they give their kids an overdose. Seriously. Apparently, parents confuse a tablespoon for a teaspoon, and before they know it, their kid’s in the ER.

How stupid are these parents? If they can’t measure out medicine and read instructions, then they shouldn’t be having kids! Didn’t they have to measure stuff to mix formula if they fed their baby formula? How did they manage that?

What does this mean for us? Are products going to be recalled because we might not be able to follow the instructions, so the company might get sued when someone does something stupid? I’m frightened for our future.

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