Kids now barred from buying cough syrup

Cough medicine no longer sold to children in Florida


ORLANDO, Fla. – The new year brings changes to the way over-the-counter cough medicine is sold in the Sunshine State.

Children under the age of 18 are now banned from buying them in all Florida stores. 

State Bill 938 is aimed at curbing a dangerous trend involving the key ingredient Dextropethorphan or DXM.

Authorities said teens and many adults are using DXM to get high by ingesting it in large quantities. 

DXM is included in popular cough medicines Delsym, Robitussin and NyQuil. 

The new law went into effect Jan. 1. 

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Those caught violating the law could face fines of up to $100. 


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