Great Cough Syrup Con: Medicines we Buy from the Chemist have Virtually No Effect, Say Scientists
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Great Cough Syrup Con: Medicines we Buy from the Chemist have Virtually No Effect, Say Scientists

It’s the news no one suffering from a terrible winter cold wants to hear – but cough medicines are virtually useless, scientists claim. Nothing you can buy over the counter will ward off a hacking and persistent cough, a review of the evidence has found. Pharmacy cough medicines work little better than a placebo, while…