FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Banning Vicodin and Percocet
An FDA advisory panel recently recommended banning Vicodin and Percocet – two of the most popular painkiller available – due to concerns about the amount of acetaminophen in the drugs. Karen Lee Richards discusses the recommendation.
Why ban Vicodin and Percocet?
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The reason the FDA is considering changing their recommendations is that acetaminophen overdose is currently the leading cause of liver failure in the U.S.