By Alan Mozes
WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Acetaminophen, a popular over-the-counter medication for millions struggling with pain and fever, can also be found in prescription painkillers that combine acetaminophen and an opioid into one pill.
The problem? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has long known that high dosages of acetaminophen (Tylenol) can harm the liver. So, in 2011 the FDA set new safety limits on exactly how much acetaminophen could be packed into any prescription painkiller.
Now, a new study shows the move likely saved lives.
Ever since the FDA announced the regulatory change, which slashed the limits on…