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Powerful New Painkiller Has Some Addiction Specialists Worried

A powerful new opiate has been approved by the FDA and will hit the market next month, but some Doctors are already sounding the addiction alarm.

02/27/2014

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Study: Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked To Childhood ADHD

If you don’t recognize the name acetaminophen it’s the active ingredient listed on the back of every bottle of Tylenol and it is the drug most commonly used by pregnant women. A new study may have some women thinking twice about taking the medication.

CBSDFW.COM–02/24/2014

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Flu Patients Overdosing On Over-The-Counter Meds

Accidental overdoses spike dramatically during the flu season, according to Dr. Kapil Sharma with the North Texas Poison Center.

CBS 11–01/22/2013

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Many Parents Confused By Changes In Children’s Medicine

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.

01/04/2012

Extra Strength Tylenol sits on a shelf in a drugstore. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

J&J Recalls More Tylenol Extra Strength Pills

Johnson & Johnson has announced another Tylenol recall due to a musty moldy odor linked to a trace chemical.

06/29/2011

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FDA Panel Backs Infant Doses For Children’s Tylenol

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.

05/18/2011

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Drugmakers Discontinuing Acetaminophen Infant Drops

Johnson & Johnson and other makers of cold and fever medications said Wednesday that they will discontinue infant drops of medicines containing acetaminophen.

05/05/2011

Prescription drug bottles at a pharmacy. (credit: AP)

FDA Lowering Acetaminophen Amounts In Rx Painkillers

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.

CBSDFW.COM–01/13/2011