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FDA: discontinue high-dose acetaminophen

The FDA is asking health professionals to discontinue prescribing acetaminophen products that contain over 325 mg per dose. A recent FDA statement reports that there is no data proving that doses over this amount provide any benefit to negate the increased risk. Acetaminophen is often found in prescription drugs taken as pain relievers and is often found in conjunction with other active ingredients.

Acetaminophen can be harmful to the liver in large doses. It has been known to cause ...

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