Friday, September 20, 2013

Should FDA Require All Acetaminophen Drugs to Carry Black Box Warnings?

An interesting read from Pro Publica

For prescription drugs, the FDA can require so-called black box warnings when drugs pose a potentially "serious or life-threatening" risk. The agency requires all prescription drugs containing acetaminophen to carry a black box warning that an overdose can result in liver transplant or death. For over-the-counter Tylenol and its generic equivalents, the FDA requires no warning that overdose can be fatal.