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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).
Using a pain reliever can increase risk-taking behavior

Using a pain reliever can increase risk-taking behavior

Polygenic risk score can predict risk of drug-induced liver injury

Polygenic risk score can predict risk of drug-induced liver injury

Other forms of treatments are as effective as opioids for acute musculoskeletal injuries

Other forms of treatments are as effective as opioids for acute musculoskeletal injuries

Novel strategy provides new hope to fight COVID-19

Novel strategy provides new hope to fight COVID-19

Researchers identify new treatment for osteoarthritis

Researchers identify new treatment for osteoarthritis

Custom smartwatch tracks drug levels inside the body in real time

Custom smartwatch tracks drug levels inside the body in real time

Study: Suicide-related OTC analgesics cases have increased dramatically among females and children

Study: Suicide-related OTC analgesics cases have increased dramatically among females and children

Study shows inert drug ingredients could lead to unanticipated side effects

Study shows inert drug ingredients could lead to unanticipated side effects

Ibuprofen use does not affect fracture healing in children, study shows

Ibuprofen use does not affect fracture healing in children, study shows

Electro-oxidation process can revolutionize the field of wastewater treatment

Electro-oxidation process can revolutionize the field of wastewater treatment

Researchers discover novel class of safer analgesics

Researchers discover novel class of safer analgesics

Study examines changes in prescription patterns during COVID-19 pandemic

Study examines changes in prescription patterns during COVID-19 pandemic

Biomechanical footwear reduces pain associated with knee osteoarthritis

Biomechanical footwear reduces pain associated with knee osteoarthritis

Analysis: We knew the coronavirus was coming, yet we failed 5 critical tests

Analysis: We knew the coronavirus was coming, yet we failed 5 critical tests

Racial and ethnic differences found in pain management of minority children

Racial and ethnic differences found in pain management of minority children

Temperature check: Tips for tracking a key symptom of coronavirus contagion

Temperature check: Tips for tracking a key symptom of coronavirus contagion

Are opioids necessary after tooth extraction?

Are opioids necessary after tooth extraction?

Patients prescribed opioids after dental extraction report higher levels of pain

Patients prescribed opioids after dental extraction report higher levels of pain

People with drug-induced liver damage could continue taking life-saving medications

People with drug-induced liver damage could continue taking life-saving medications

Naturally occurring molecule could improve brain metabolism in patients with MS

Naturally occurring molecule could improve brain metabolism in patients with MS