Food and Drug Administration warns of new social media trend putting children and teens at risk

Another social media trend is putting children and teens at risk.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a press release warning consumers about a social media trend encouraging people to misuse nonprescription medications.

These video challenges, which often target youth, can harm people, and even cause death.

Nonprescription and over-the-counter drugs are readily available in many homes, making these challenges even more risky.

These drugs can pose significant risks if they are misused or abused.

Social media trends and peer pressure can be a dangerous combination to your children and their friends, especially when involving misusing medications.