FDA mandating reduction of acetaminophen

Because of the large number of cases of liver failure that are occurring due to completely avoidable circumstances the FDA has mandated the reduction of acetaminophen in combination pain killers.

One of the the most popular pain medications that we write is for Vicodin and Abbott laboratories has just updated the formulations to comply with the new regulations.  As a general warning be sure that you are not exceeding the new 24 hour recommendation of 3000mg.  That is a BIG difference from the current recommendation of 4000mg and shows how serious of a problem this is.  I recently attended a lecture of a very influential drug expert and he discussed at length the issues that this country is having from overusing acetaminophen.

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