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23 September 2013

Didn T Realize Acetaminophen (tylenol)

by Code Monkey

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Plattner{.author-photo}Adam Plattner{.author} - 2013-09-23 12:38:04-0400[

Didn’t realize acetaminophen (tylenol) was so dangerous.  Took FDA 32 years to put a warning label about Liver damage after they where presented evidence in the 70’s.  Seems the “Aspirin Wars” caused the company to push back against the FDA.\ \ [Yet federal regulators have delayed or failed to adopt measures designed to reduce deaths and injuries from acetaminophen overdose, which the agency calls a “persistent, important public health problem.”\ \ The FDA has repeatedly deferred decisions on consumer protections even when they were endorsed by the agency’s own advisory committees, records show.]

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