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FDA Consumer Health Information - New Steps Aimed at Cutting Risks from Acetaminophen
Date:1/13/2011

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FDA has taken new steps to cut the risk of severe liver injury associated with use of the pain- and fever reducing drug acetaminophen.

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These steps include asking makers of prescription products that contain acetaminophen to limit how much of it is placed in each tablet or capsule.

Learn more about FDA's measures, and the safe use products containing acetaminophen, at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm239747.htm.

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