[Acetaminophen] Tylenol can Kill – Monday Moroseness

GeniusAcetaminophen overdose is the #1 cause of liver failure in the US.  According to a Reuters article, there are 1600 cases of liver failure per year 2007, 450 from acetaminophen overdose.  This is a large number.  In comparison consider that the cholesterol drug Cerivastatin Baycol was withdrawn from the market when there were 31 deaths from rhabdomyalysis severe muscle break-down, which is far more common than liver failure in these drugs.  These happened mainly when the drug was used in combination with another cholesterol drug.

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