The reason: You’re too stupid to figure out how to use Nyquil and other cold and flu relief products.
The drugs that could be pulled off shelves are combination medications, such as Procter & Gamble’s NyQuil or Novartis’ Theraflu, which mix acetaminophen with other ingredients that treat cough and runny nose.
The FDA is not required to follow the advice of its panels, though it usually does. The panel vote is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Here’s the real reason for the potential Nyquil ban.
I tend to think he's right about 'why':
Manufacturers could lose hundreds of millions of dollars in sales if combination drugs are pulled from the market. Total sales of all acetaminophen drugs reached $2.6 billion last year, with 80 percent of the market comprised of over-the-counter products.
It’s all about crippling the drug companies so that their only source of revenue is from the eventual government-run health care system. When the bulk of your income comes from one source, it’s pretty hard to publicly oppose that source. With over-the-counter remedies removed, drug companies will become more reliant on income from prescription drugs. And the biggest customer for prescription drugs will be the US Government, paying off the tabs of the patients in the government-run option.
Pointed out by Rodger