MDs Strengthen Advice Against Codeine For Kids' Coughs, PainThe American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems.
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.
Study: Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked To Childhood ADHDIf 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.
Flu Patients Overdosing On Over-The-Counter MedsAccidental overdoses spike dramatically during the flu season, according to Dr. Kapil Sharma with the North Texas Poison Center.
Many Parents Confused By Changes In Children's MedicineChanges 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.
J&J Recalls More Tylenol Extra Strength PillsJohnson & Johnson has announced another Tylenol recall due to a musty moldy odor linked to a trace chemical.
FDA Panel Backs Infant Doses For Children's TylenolFederal 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.
Drugmakers Discontinuing Acetaminophen Infant DropsJohnson & Johnson and other makers of cold and fever medications said Wednesday that they will discontinue infant drops of medicines containing acetaminophen.
FDA Lowering Acetaminophen Amounts In Rx PainkillersFederal 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.