New dosing discussed for children’s medicine

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Giving acetaminophen to young children is not as straightforward as parents might think, or hope. So on Tuesday and Wednesday, federal officials will weigh whether to add new dosing information to Tylenol and other over-the-counter acetaminophen medications.

The Food and Drug Administration committees will consider instructions for children under age 2 as well as instructions based on weight, in addition to age, for children ages 2 to 12.

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