Pharmaceutical Company Makes Bold Move in the Name of Prevention

A prescription cough syrup that some celebrities like to mix with soda and hard candy is being pulled from the market. The cough syrup-soda concoction is often called “sizzurp.” Actavis, one company that makes a cough syrup containing codeine, says it is making the “bold and unprecedented decision” to stop selling it because of how celebrities have glamorized its recreational use. The problem is, Actavis is just one of several drug makers that produces cough syrup containing codeine, a powerful narcotic, so sizzurp use among celebrities and young people who emulate them will likely continue. New York News