MSN (New York, NY: 143.2 million unique monthly visits)
February 20, 2018
Publicized in: ACS video release
Anyone who has had a coughing fit in the middle of the night—or in the middle of a meeting—is familiar with the mad dash to find something that quiets a cough, and fast. … A video from the American Chemical Society points out that although we spend billions of dollars on cough medicine every year, the science behind syrups is seriously lacking. Analyses of cough medicine studies have found either conflicting evidence or no evidence that the meds are any better than a placebo.