After the August 2009 issue went to press, an FDA advisory panel
made several recommendations regarding acetaminophen at its June
Although this is an important step, it's not the final word: the
FDA isn't required to follow the advice of its advisory
committee, which are made up of outside experts.
The agency is expected to make a final decision on the
acetaminophen recommendations some time in the next several
months. And, naturally, there will be some lag before any changes
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