Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier
WebMD

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine
WebMD

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion
    WebMD

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community
    WebMD

    Community

    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Font Size
A
A
A

FDA Eyes Acetaminophen Liver Risk

Three FDA Advisory Committees to Hold Joint Meeting in June on Liver Injury and Acetaminophen

Drug Industry Responds

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), a trade group for the over-the-counter drug industry, posted a statement on its web site responding to the options the FDA is considering for acetaminophen.

CHPA President Linda Suydam, DPA, states that CHPA and its members "support efforts to help consumers more safely use this important and trusted ingredient."

Suydam echoes the FDA's statements about acetaminophen's safety when used as labeled, and she notes that the CHPA is assessing the FDA's recommendations and will take part in the FDA's June meeting.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is the maker of Tylenol. In a statement emailed to WebMD, McNeil Consumer Healthcare states that it is "pleased that the FDA recognizes the important role acetaminophen plays as a safe and effective pain relief options for millions of Americans."

"While we share the FDA's mutual goal of preventing and decreasing the misuse and overdose of acetaminophen, we have concerns that some of the FDA recommendations could discourage appropriate use and are not necessary to addressing the root causes of acetaminophen overdose," McNeil states.

McNeil says that it's working with "regulators, industry, and the health care community to seek new ways to help ensure consumer safety, particularly with regard to the potential for taking too much acetaminophen."

 

1 | 2

WebMD Video: Now Playing

Click here to wach video: Dirty Truth About Hand Washing

Which sex is the worst about washing up? Why is it so important? We’ve got the dirty truth on how and when to wash your hands.

Click here to watch video: Dirty Truth About Hand Washing