FDA Cracks Down on Children's Cold Medicine Labels

When your child is sick, you want to trust that the medicine you give them is safe and effective. But when pharmaceutical companies fail to adequately label their products, the consequences can be severe.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released draft guidelines intended to make children's cold medicines safer. The new guidelines specifically address acetaminophen, sold under the brand name Tylenol and innumerable other generic marks.

The new guidance is intended to make parents more acutely aware of the dangers of acetaminophen overdose, which can cause liver damage and even death. According to the FDA, recommended doses for children have been easy for parents to confuse due to inadequate labeling.

The proposed guidelines would clarify labels on children's medications that include acetaminophen. Noteworthy, however, is that the recommendations are completely voluntary for pharmaceutical companies.

If your child has been injured due to inadequate labeling on children’s cold medicines, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your child’s damages. The dangerous drug attorneys at Golomb • Spirt have the extensive experience and vast resources necessary to take on large pharmaceutical companies, and we’ll make sure your rights are protected every step of the way.

Please contact Golomb • Spirt today to arrange a complimentary case evaluation. We serve clients nationwide from our offices in Philadelphia.