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AccuDial Recommendations for Safer and Effective Dosing to Pediatric Acetaminophen Advisory Committee
Date:5/19/2011

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Underscoring the importance of weight-based dosing for over-the-counter (OTC) children's acetaminophen medications, AccuDial Pharmaceutical, Inc. made seven recommendations to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) at the meeting of the Joint Pediatric Advisory Committee and Non-Prescription Drugs Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 concerning children's single-ingredient acetaminophen products.

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Bob Terwilliger, Chairman and CEO of AccuDial said, "AccuDial supports all recommendations made by the Consumer Healthcare Product Association (CHPA) to the Joint Advisory Committee. A majority of healthcare professional groups including the American Association of Pediatricians support the recommendations made by CHPA and AccuDial."

"Dosing by age is a core issue of the safety and efficacy of acetaminophen products for children," Terwilliger said. "Many pharmaceutical manufacturers and various FDA websites state, 'if possible, dose by weight.' Dosing instructions by age or weight ranges are very confusing for many parents. For example, when dosing by age or weight ranges, only the smallest or youngest child in each group receives 15 milligrams per kilogram, the optimal dose. The remainder are under-dosed by 17-50% depending on where they fall in the age or weight ranges," said Terwilliger.

AccuDial Pharmaceutical is an OTC children's medication manufacturer whose business is premised upon the weight-based dosing of children's OTC drug products.  At the meeting, AccuDial Pharmaceutical supported and recommended the following to the panel:


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