Vital Signs: New FDA Recommendations About Acetaminophen | KERA News

Vital Signs: New FDA Recommendations About Acetaminophen

Jan 27, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended against doctors prescribing combination drugs with more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen. That’s the pain reliever and fever reducer also used in many over-the-counter medications. Too much acetaminophen can cause liver damage.

But in the week’s Vital Signs, Dr. Glenn Hardesty of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital tells Sam Baker he thinks there’s more to the agency’s decision.

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