Here is some information I just read on the new headlines.
CNN:A government advisory panel voted Tuesday to recommend eliminating prescription drugs that combine acetaminophen with narcotics -- such as Vicodin and Percocet -- because of their risk for overdose and for severe liver injury.
The panel, assembled by the Food and Drug Administration, voted 20 to 17 to advise the FDA to remove such prescription combination drugs from the market.
The group recommended that the FDA "send a clear message that there's a high likelihood of overdose from prescription narcotics and acetaminophen products," Dr. Sandra L. Kweder of the FDA's Office of New Drugs said at a news conference after Tuesday's meeting.
The Wbsite: http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/30/acetaminophen.fda.hearing/index.html?eref=rss_topstories
I know that many of us some of these medications and this could have some effects on us. I found the article to be worth reading. I kknow my PCP is always addressing the acetaminophem content in my meds and feels they are not allways nedded and should be reduced or avaided. Though some of you might be interested.