The way over-the-counter drugs are regulated is a mess — and Congress is ready to step in

(By Erin Mershon for STAT)

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has, for years, limited the amount of acetaminophen in any prescription painkiller to 325 milligrams a dose. Yet walk into your local CVS and you’ll still find dozens of non-prescription painkillers containing 500, even 650, milligrams of the ingredient. Continue reading article here…

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