Safe use of acetaminophen is a top priority for manufacturers of OTC medicines. Manufacturers work closely with FDA, healthcare provider groups, pharmacist groups, and consumer health advocates to drive safe and responsible use of acetaminophen.
This proposed safety administrative order addresses the GRASE status of OTC oral health care drug products containing benzocaine alone or with phenol preparations labeled for anesthetic/analgesic indications (21 CFR 356).
FDA Announcement of a proposed safety-based Administrative Order (AO) to address dosage strengths of oral, single ingredient, pediatric acetaminophen products. This AO proposal includes the addition of weight and age-based dosing for children under age 12.
The following information on botanical ingredients should be included in either a bulk botanical raw material specification sheet (for business-to-business transactions) or finished product labeling (when selling directly to consumers).
Under a voluntary program which began in November 2007, manufacturers of OTC oral pediatric cough and cold medicines should take the following steps in the labeling, packaging, and promotion of these medicines.
As a direct result of the PROTECT initiative, CHPA developed a voluntary guideline for industry suggesting ways to standardize volumetric measures in dosing directions and dosing devices for oral pediatric liquid drug products.