Normally I don't like the FDA messing around with what drugs are allowed and which are not, but acetaminophen probably should have never been made available over-the-counter. Actually, over-the-counter is a misnomer. That means without a prescription, i. e., your pharmacist can give it to you. But who talks to a pharmacist anymore? In years past, when even morphine was easy to get, people went to their local druggist and got good advice there. Now everyone expects to buy their drugs, not just over-the-counter (without prescription), but off the shelf without consulting anyone. Since we have an enormous number of stupid people in the country, drugs should be less accessible off the shelf. However, I think more drugs should be available directly from a pharmacist without a prescription. Everything in this country is bass-ackwards.