Black Box, Mixed Message? FDA Panel Delivers Acetaminophen Recommendations

If a U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert panel has its way, prescription pain killers, like Vicodin and Percocet that contain acetaminophen will be eliminated from the country's formularies. Yet, the very same panel voted to keep over-the-counter combination pills containing acetaminophen on the shelves. Those recommendations are only two of 10 concerning acetaminophen the panel made, including one to lower the maximum dosage of over-the-counter pain medications that contain...Full Story
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