Tag Archives: FDA

Acetaminophen Dosage

A couple of days ago I bought a bottle of Walmart’s brand of acetaminophen. At the top of its packaging was a banner that read: “See new warnings and directions.” So I took a look and found that in contradistinction to previous labeling the user was directed not to take more than 3,000 mg daily in four…

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Reform School

If you would understand why reform of our medical system is so difficult consider the case of the angiogenesis inhibitor Avastin. The drug had been used in combination with other therapies to treat metastatic breast cancer. “The FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that it is recommending removing the breast cancer indication for bevacizumab (Avastin)…

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New Recommendations for Tylenol Dose

An FDA panel in the guise of protecting the public has made a recommendation that on reflection they’ll wish they hadn’t. They issued numerous advisories concerning acetaminophen (the most familiar form of this drug is Tylenol) alone and in combination with other drugs. I’ll just concentrate on their recommendation concerning acetaminophen used by itself. Their…

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