It’s called WellPatch Cough & Cold Soothing Vapor Pads.

It was intended to be applied to the throat or chest of children two years of age and older so they could inhale the vapors. Unfortunately, it was easy for the munchkins to remove the patch and place it in their mouths.

Symptoms can be minor: a burning sensation in the mouth, headache, nausea and vomiting. However, seizures are possible.

Isn’t this something they pay people to figure out before marketing?

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8/8/06 20:41 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.