acetaminophen with vaccines reduces vaccine response

In a study published in the October 17, 2009 issue in The Lancet, researchers discovered that giving acetaminophen to children at the time of the vaccine reduces the effectiveness of the vaccination. Physicians often tell parents to give their child acetaminophen to reduce the febrile response, which it does, but in the meantime it reduces […]

FDA panel suggests lowering maximum allowable OTC dosage of acetaminophen

According to an article in the Associated Press in July, 2009, a FDA panel recommended that the maximum over the counter dosage of acetaminophen to be lowered to reduce the risk of liver damage and even death. The panel stated that approximately 200 people die each year from acetaminophen overdoses and over 56,000 people are […]