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State Rep. Landgraf Deserves Our Thanks for Law That Combats Teen Cough Medicine Abuse


To Whom It May Concern:

As an advocate for our children's safety, I am thrilled to learn that our State Representative Lois Landgraf (R) helped pass a law to help combat teen cough medicine abuse. The new law will prohibit the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines containing dextromethorphan (DXM) to anyone under the age of 18.

When used appropriately, DXM is a safe ingredient used by millions of Americans to help relieve cough symptoms. However, according to national surveys, we learned that 3 percent of teens – approximately one per classroom – report taking large amounts of...

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