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Over the past few years paracetamol has killed more than 1,500 Americans
One of the most popular in America, pain relievers was not so harmless and. Over the past ten years acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, killed more than 1,500 Americans, writes nonprofit news organization ProPublica. In the United States analgesic sold under the brand name “Tylenol”.
Every day, take Tylenol and dozens of millions of people experience no side effects. Increasing the dose can impair liver function and cause serious health problems. But what about this particular manufacturer is not willing to spread, trying to advertise only the potential benefits of the drug.
Unlike other popular painkillers Tylenol has a very subtle difference between safe and potentially dangerous doses, says ProPublica. Management on sanitary inspection by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware of this for years, but is in no hurry to solve this problem. In 1977, the FDA recommended that the drug manufacturers atsetaminofenosoderzhaschih mark the danger of serious damage to the liver. However, until 2009, this requirement is not satisfied by anyone.
The serious consequences of overdose are found not only in the acetaminophen, but it is much more dangerous than other popular painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin. ProPublica calls him the record for the deaths of painkillers. Each year in the U.S. It causes 33,000 hospitalizations.
Over the years, the situation has not changed. The demand for powerful drugs has not diminished even after the manufacturer has decided to reduce the recommended daily dose, but rather increased. Along with this increased risk of overdose.
Earlier this month, the American Pharmacists announced the creation of a strong painkiller without addiction. The new drug was safe successfully tested on humans .
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