acetaminophen is an analgesic drug used to treat headaches, arthritis, and reduce fever, People have used it to replace aspirin when they developed stomach problems. It is also known as Tylenol
So far this year, there have been 26,000 emergency room visits due to Acetaminophen. And 450 deaths.
Acetaminophen causes damage to the liver more often than alcohol abuse.
It is the number one cause of Kidney Cancer. It also causes people to age and causes cavities from the inside of teeth.
It is added to prescription pain medication to boost it's effect. They are the Hydrochloride pills known as Opioids: Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Norco, Oxycodone, Roxicodone, Percocet, Oxycontin.
There is also Darvocet which is Acetaminophen and propoxyphene.
The FDA has been allowing the Acetaminophen Company make Billions of dollars while the people are developing diseases and even dying. The FDA would prosecute any other company.
Acetaminophen can even be bought over the counter.
The FDA plans to reduce the level that is mixed in a pill.
The FDA is no better than the actual government. Both are corrupt.
Deborah, I hope you will expand this info out and post it as a hub.
It's interesting to me that the pharma companies only use the words "manage", never the word "cure." They also only produce synthetic substances to "manage symptoms." Notice that addressing and curing the root of disease is not in the vocabulary. It is in the vocabulary of non-pharma research work.
I'm not an advocate of pharmaceuticals except for in life-threatening, short-term use. Long-term use of pharmaceuticals always yields a host of horrible problems which will usually kill one quicker than the disease they are designed to manage.
It's also interesting to note that now that Tylenol is generic, people have the erroneous belief they can live on it for every little ache and pain. Most unfortunate.
There is a reason why you never hear them say "cure" or don't have it in their words...because there is no money to be made in curing things, just treating the symptoms.
Both of you are right. The FDA is only going to reduce it?
Reduce the effect, and allow the companies to make the SAME money.
No legal action is being taken on the FDA nor the companies for the disease and deaths they've caused.
Thousands that didn't go to the hospital or die (yet) called the poison control hot line.
450 deaths in a year due to a drug proves that acetaminophen is as good as poison. And the FDA's reluctance to act is not helping either. God help us!
Btwn, you can also check out some of my hubs on contemporary medical issues like these.
wait a minute....what is your source please? paracedtamol the most common cause of liver cancer??
acetaminophen is toxic in large doses only not in the therapeutic dose
Like Mezo said--acetaminophen is toxic in large doses or under certain conditions (heavy drinkers, people with AIDS, etc.), and those conditions are noted on the warnings that come with the product that people are supposed to read.
If you read a bit closer into the FDA study that came up with the 458 number, roughly 358 of those deaths were intentional--deaths from people who were out to commit suicide.
(And btw, all of the numbers I saw in every study were "estimated" instances where acetaminophen was "implicated.")
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