SOURCE: TalkPoint

October 12, 2007 10:31 ET

The October 18th & 19th FDA Committee Meeting on OTC Infant and Pediatric Cough and Cold Products Will Be Webcast on ( and Powered by TalkPoint Technology

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 12, 2007) - TalkPoint, leading provider of the Tools, Technology and Services for Interactive Internet Broadcasting and, the premiere live webcast and archive DVD library for FDA Advisory Committee Meetings, announced that TalkPoint will be powering the Joint Meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Pediatric Advisory Committee scheduled for October 18th & 19th.

The committees will meet in joint session to discuss the safety and efficacy of over-the-counter cough and cold products marketed for pediatric use. This committee meeting will take place one week after several major manufacturers conducted a voluntary recall of the medications in question.

The FDA Committee's discussion will focus on the overall safety and effectiveness of these cough and cold medications in children under the age of 2. The discussion will also cover related areas of interest including: The extrapolation of data from adults to children of any age for cough and cold products; the advisability of combination these medications; the potential for misuse, unintentional overdose, and excessive dosing; and the concerns of using these drugs on children from ages 2 to 6.

You can register for the webcast by visiting

" provides the public online access to these meetings," said Nick Balletta, CEO of TalkPoint. He continued, "After the voluntary recall by some of the manufacturers, we assume there will be an even greater interest in this meeting. Every major news outlet is discussing this subject today and we expect a number of them to sign-up for the webcast."


Since 1991, has been broadcasting FDA Committee Meetings. In addition to live webcasts to your computer, they offer group viewing feeds, video conference bridges and DVDs of any current or past meeting. Their meeting library available on DVD is the most robust and complete collection available anywhere. The products are available to anyone through their website.

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