June 28, 2012

A new continuing-education program offered by a national pharmacist professional organization aims to prepare pharmacists to communicate with patients about the safe and effective use of the painkiller acetaminophen.

December 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday urged consumers to carefully read the labels of liquid acetaminophen marketed for infants to avoid giving the wrong dose to their infants.

December 1, 2011

Actavis is in the process of bringing FeverAll acetaminophen suppositories back to the market, the company announced. FeverAll had been unavailable while changes were being made at the product's manufacturing facility.

November 14, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for treating pain.

October 5, 2011

AccuDial Pharmaceutical on Tuesday acquired Stephen Key Design in a move that will expand AccuDial’s patent portfolio to more than 50 patents for weight-based dosing and other extended content rotating labels, which add 75% more labeling space to a container.

August 8, 2011

Uniform concentrations of single-ingredient liquid pediatric acetaminophen medicines have been making their way to the shelf as promised by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association earlier this year, as evidenced by these new product facings from PediaCare and Triaminic.

July 29, 2011

Prestige Brands on Thursday announced the launch of its new PediaCare and Little Remedies single-concentration acetaminophen products.

July 28, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Thursday announced plans for new dosing instructions, lowering the maximum daily dose for single-ingredient Extra Strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) products sold in the United States from eight pills per day (4,000 mg) to six pills per day (3,000 mg).

July 22, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday refreshed its Consumer Updates page with information regarding the danger of acetaminophen overdose in children.

May 19, 2011

Two Food and Drug Administration advisory committees on Wednesday unanimously voted in favor of mandating weight-based dosing for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years who are being administered acetaminophen.

May 17, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores delivered on Tuesday testimony on the safe usage of pediatric acetaminophen products before a joint meeting of the Food and Drug Administration Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Pediatric Advisory Committee.

May 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is convening its Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee Tuesday and Wednesday to debate mandating weight-based dosing for pediatric medicines containing acetaminophen on the Drug Facts label, as well as the potential expansion of dosing instructions to incorporate children under the age of 2 years old, according to material posted online by the FDA on Friday.

May 5, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday announced plans to convert liquid pediatric acetaminophen products to just one concentration.

April 28, 2011

The American Pain Foundation on Wednesday launched new information and resources on pain medication safety for acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as part of its PainSafe educational initiative.

March 7, 2011

Actavis last week named Lisa Buono to lead its over-the-counter drug division as part of the company’s strategic expansion of the division.

February 18, 2011

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — Prestige Brands became one of the first cough-cold marketers to develop a branded smart-phone app to help moms hone in on the most appropriate 
PediaCare remedy for their sick children. It’s not a bad play; a recent Millennial Media report indicated that in 2010, 32% of moms owned a smart phone, versus 20% in 2009.


January 14, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a drug for treating acetaminophen poisoning.

January 13, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is capping the amount of the painkiller acetaminophen in prescription drugs due to the risk of liver toxicity, the agency said Thursday.

November 21, 2010

A drug maker will pull a common prescription painkiller from the market following the release...

November 14, 2010

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August 9, 2010

Prestige Brands has expanded its Little Remedies product line with a new analgesic for infants,...

August 2, 2010

Actavis on Tuesday announced the reintroduction of its FeverAll acetaminophen suppositories to retail following the...

June 3, 2010

One-in-5 high school students have abused prescription drugs, according to a survey released Thursday by...

February 17, 2010

Ibuprofen may soon join aspirin as a daily analgesic prophylactic....