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J&J, others dropping infant acetaminophen, as FDA updates OTC liquid med guidelines

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In an action aimed at reducing dosing confusion and errors with over-the-counter (OTC) liquid pediatric acetaminophen, drug makers, including Johnson & Johnson and Perrigo, agreed this week to stop making and selling concentrated infant drops of the pain reliever and fever reducer medicine. Meanwhile, the US FDA issued new guidelines about OTC liquid pain relievers, cold medicine, cough syrups and digestion aids packaged with cups, droppers, syringes or spoons intended to ensure correct measuring.

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