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Cold medicine abuse can be deadly

Cold medicine overdose effects MADRAS, Ore. – (Update: Adding comments from doctor) Four young people in Jefferson County were taken to the hospital after overdosing on cold medicine. But what exactly happens when a person overdoses on those over-the-counter medications? The dangerous drug inside the cold medicine is called dextromethorphan, or DXM. It’s found in over-the-counter meds like… Read More »