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Drunk driving: FDA admit that cough medicine and Listerine gives alcohol reading

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Daily News reported that the Thai Food and Drug Administration responded to claims online that cough medicine and gargles gave a positive reading in roadside checks for alcohol. 

Yes, the FDA admitted on Facebook – it is true. 

Drunk driving: FDA admit that cough medicine and Listerine gives alcohol reading | News by Samui Times

But they played down its importance. 

Not all cough medicines have alcohol as a constituent part. 

And when it came to gargles and mouth sprays it was only present in the mouth for 20 to 30 minutes. 

Alcohol from beer and spirits went into the bloodstream and stayed in the body much longer. 

The FDA said effectively: “Not to worry”. 

Thai Visa / Daily News

Drunk driving: FDA admit that cough medicine and Listerine gives alcohol reading | News by Samui Times
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