Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, is the best known pain-relieving drug available over-the-counter today. However, nearly 500 Americans die yearly from acetaminophen overdoses, with 2,600 hospitalizations and some 56,000 emergency room visits according to a 2004 University of Texas Study. We anticipate similar population-adjusted statistics here in Canada and can’t imagine why this research has been ignored.
If the same regulatory model were truly applied to drugs, as are to Canada’s Natural Health Products, wouldn’t adverse health risks have removed Acetaminophen from the market years ago? Researchers state that the drug is also implicated in nearly half of all cases of liver damage. The danger comes in a very small difference between a safe dose, and a dangerous dose which can lead to liver damage and even death.
To find out why Acetaminophen provides unique risks CLICK HERE
To read more about how the FDA is managing Acetaminophen risks CLICK HERE
In August 2013, CBC reported that the cap will “alert” public to potential risks. To read the new cap text CLICK HERE