Accidental overdoses spike dramatically during the flu season, according to Dr. Kapil Sharma with the North Texas Poison Center.
Changes to children’s cold medicine may confuse some parents. Doctors and the FDA are warning parents to read the labels on liquid acetaminophen, or Tylenol, to avoid giving children the wrong dose.
Johnson & Johnson has announced another Tylenol recall due to a musty moldy odor linked to a trace chemical.
Federal health experts said Wednesday that dosing instructions for children younger than 2 years old should be added to Children’s Tylenol and similar products containing acetaminophen.
Johnson & Johnson and other makers of cold and fever medications said Wednesday that they will discontinue infant drops of medicines containing acetaminophen.
Federal health regulators are limiting the amount of acetaminophen in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year.