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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).
Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

Postoperative patients use fewer opioid medications than prescribed after hernia surgery

Postoperative patients use fewer opioid medications than prescribed after hernia surgery

Researchers reveal prevalence of unused prescription opioids following surgery

Researchers reveal prevalence of unused prescription opioids following surgery

Study analyzes exposures to medication errors resulting in serious medical outcomes

Study analyzes exposures to medication errors resulting in serious medical outcomes

New single probe method provides PCR-free detection of microRNA linked to liver toxicity

New single probe method provides PCR-free detection of microRNA linked to liver toxicity

Study shows septic systems as important sources of emerging contaminants in drinking water

Study shows septic systems as important sources of emerging contaminants in drinking water

Prenatal exposure to pain-relieving drug can impair development of male behavior

Prenatal exposure to pain-relieving drug can impair development of male behavior

Acetaminophen may be effective treatment option for acute mountain sickness

Acetaminophen may be effective treatment option for acute mountain sickness

Fever during pregnancy linked to autism risk

Fever during pregnancy linked to autism risk

Summer perils and ways to avoid, treat them

Summer perils and ways to avoid, treat them

Study aims to find if IV acetaminophen can lead to lower doses of opioids after hip replacement surgery

Study aims to find if IV acetaminophen can lead to lower doses of opioids after hip replacement surgery

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