Wisconsin faces uncertainty amid FDA decongestant ruling, Identifying leaves as fall colors change

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Nasal decongestants on display
Sudafed and other common nasal decongestants containing pseudoephedrine are on display behind the counter at Hospital Discount Pharmacy in Edmond, Okla., Jan. 11, 2005. On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 advisers to the Food and Drug Administration said that a different ingredient, phenylephrine, is ineffective at relieving nasal congestion. Drugmakers reformulated their products with phenylephrine after a 2006 law required pseudoephedrine-containing medications be sold from the behind pharmacy counter. (AP Photo, File)

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the main ingredient in cold medicine, such as Dayquil and Sudafed, doesn’t work. A pharmacist explains what this means for stuffy noses as the seasons change. Then, as fall colors emerge, a DNR forest silviculturist explains leaf science.

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  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Ryan Feldman Guest
  • Brad Hutnik Guest

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