FDA Recommends Doctors Limit High-dose Acetaminophen Rx

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that doctors stop prescribing and dispensing prescription drugs that contain more that 325 mg of acetaminophen per tablet or capsule to reduce the risk of severe liver injury.

Fda recommends limiting acetaminophen

Counterfeit ADHD Medication Common On Internet, FDA Warns

While any pharmaceutical purchased online may be counterfeit, of poor quality, or both, the FDA recently warned consumers with specific regard to the prescription drug Adderall, which is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) [1].

Authentic vs counterfeit Adderall

Keeping Children Safe Around Medication

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is implementing a new educational program to help remind parents of the importance of keeping medications — even those purchased over-the-counter — “Up and Away and Out of Sight” of young children. Toddlers in particular are at risk from medications and vitamins left within reach, as they have the manual dexterity to open many medication containers, coupled with a very young child’s tendency to explore the world orally. According to the CDC, one in 150 two-year-olds ends up in the emergency room each year due to medication overdose; most of these are the result of the child encountering and ingesting the medicine [1].

Health Highlights – December 10th, 2007

Health Highlights is a biweekly summary of particularly interesting articles from credible sources of health and medical information that we follow & read.

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