Pediatric Acetaminophen Toxicity Subject of New Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement calling for pediatricians “to educate themselves about the diagnosis and treatment of acetaminophen toxicity.” As a non- prescription medicine that parents often give to infants and children without direct advice from health care professionals, the AAP recommends that pediatricians give specific written information about acetaminophen to parents at well-child visits.
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/octacetaminophen.htm