Painkillers are about to get safer

日期:2019-03-08 05:07:10 作者:高彭溆 阅读:

PARACETAMOL (acetaminophen) is an effective painkiller but a risky one, making it the leading cause of acute liver damage in the US. Now there are two ways it could get a whole lot safer. A US Food and Drug Administration panel wants to slash the recommended dosage. And a safer alternative can be made cheaply for the first time. When used as directed paracetamol is safe, but it doesn’t take much more than the recommended dose to cause permanent, possibly fatal, liver damage. Among over-the-counter drugs,