FDA issues parents a new warning about giving kids and teens cough and cold medicines


CBS The Food and Drug Administration says kids and teens should never take cough and cold medicines that contain opioids.

Those medications include codeine and oxycodone.

The FDA says it's revising warnings on such products and will label them for use *only* in adults over age 18.

But the labels will even warn adult users about the risks of addiction, overdose and death.

The move is in response to the opioid addiction epidemic.

Experts say parents should always read labels before giving their children any medicine -- even if it's purchased over the counter.