Painkiller Safety

Painkiller Safety

An update on recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration to restrict acetaminophen and ban the popular painkillers Percocet and Vicodin because of possible risks of overdose and liver damage.

An update on recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration to restrict acetaminophen and ban the popular painkillers Percocet and Vicodin because of possible risks of overdose and liver damage.

Guests

Dr. Sidney Wolfe

director of the Health Research Group at Public Citizen; editor of WorstPills.org

Dr. Andrew Putnam

director, palliative care program at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center

Linda Suydam

president, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association

Dr. Sandra Kweder

deputy director of the FDA's Office of New Drugs

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