The panel is trying to decide whether to recommend that the dosing instructions on the labels of medicines containing acetaminophen need to be fine-tuned to protect children under the age of 2.
The concerns are over dosing and liver failure and death.
Currently, labels have dosing instructions for children ages 2 and up. For kids under 2, the labels simply tell parents to "ask a doctor."
The American Academy of Pediatrics feels dosing should be based on weight, not age.