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The pain-reliever acetaminophen (also known as paracetomol) is one of the best-selling over-the-counter medications, used by more than 200 million Americans a year. It is sold under many brand names, including Tylenol, and is an ingredient in nearly 200 medications, both over-the-counter (such as Excedrin, Midol, NyQuil, and Sudafed) and prescription (such as Vicodin).
Findings could lead to new treatments for people who overdose on popular pain reliever

Findings could lead to new treatments for people who overdose on popular pain reliever

Study unravels mysteries behind cause of acute liver failure

Study unravels mysteries behind cause of acute liver failure

Using common pain relievers during acute respiratory infection linked to increased heart attack risk

Using common pain relievers during acute respiratory infection linked to increased heart attack risk

Study investigates use of glucose to shorten induced labor in nulliparous woman

Study investigates use of glucose to shorten induced labor in nulliparous woman

Researchers uncover new pathway in the body that stimulates liver repair

Researchers uncover new pathway in the body that stimulates liver repair

FDA expands approved use of G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

FDA expands approved use of G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

Researchers discover new pathway that opens door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers discover new pathway that opens door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Over-the-counter and prescription pain medications linked to drug-induced liver injury

Over-the-counter and prescription pain medications linked to drug-induced liver injury

Researchers develop virtual liver model to better understand metabolism of non-prescription painkiller

Researchers develop virtual liver model to better understand metabolism of non-prescription painkiller

Men can take contraceptives to prevent pregnancy in female partners, study shows

Men can take contraceptives to prevent pregnancy in female partners, study shows

Nanoparticle injections may help prevent cartilage degeneration in osteoarthritis patients

Nanoparticle injections may help prevent cartilage degeneration in osteoarthritis patients

Nurse-driven protocols can shorten length of stay for patients in emergency department

Nurse-driven protocols can shorten length of stay for patients in emergency department

Popular pain and fever reliever does not worsen asthma in children, study shows

Popular pain and fever reliever does not worsen asthma in children, study shows

Neuropathic pain could be significantly reduced by targeting brain cells

Neuropathic pain could be significantly reduced by targeting brain cells

Chemists develop faster, cheaper method to quantify water content in solid pharmaceutical drugs

Chemists develop faster, cheaper method to quantify water content in solid pharmaceutical drugs

Dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus infections can be potential health threat to travelers

Dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus infections can be potential health threat to travelers

Opioid funding bill should address greater access to balanced pain management

Opioid funding bill should address greater access to balanced pain management

Safety tips to prevent injuries from fireworks during summer

Safety tips to prevent injuries from fireworks during summer

Paracetamol use during pregnancy linked to hyperactivity, autism spectrum symptoms in children

Paracetamol use during pregnancy linked to hyperactivity, autism spectrum symptoms in children

Natural molecule NAC could benefit patients with Parkinson's disease

Natural molecule NAC could benefit patients with Parkinson's disease