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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).
Millions of bottles of a common pain killer recalled

Millions of bottles of a common pain killer recalled

Recall of Strength Store-brand Acetaminophen caplets

Recall of Strength Store-brand Acetaminophen caplets

New test for acetaminophen poisoning

New test for acetaminophen poisoning

Safety of popular painkiller Tylenol questioned

Safety of popular painkiller Tylenol questioned

Novel research points to promising relief target for chronic pain

Novel research points to promising relief target for chronic pain

Role of acetaminophen in acute myocardial infarction

Role of acetaminophen in acute myocardial infarction

Music may be a good complement to pain-relief drugs

Music may be a good complement to pain-relief drugs

St. John's wort and Echinacea increase activity of enzyme in the liver and intestine

St. John's wort and Echinacea increase activity of enzyme in the liver and intestine

Regular use of COX-2 inhibitors may reduce the risk of breast cancer

Regular use of COX-2 inhibitors may reduce the risk of breast cancer

Reaction to DTaP vaccine finds no help from ibuprofen, acetaminophen

Reaction to DTaP vaccine finds no help from ibuprofen, acetaminophen

Drugs formerly contraindicated for inflammatory bowel disease prove beneficial for pain relief

Drugs formerly contraindicated for inflammatory bowel disease prove beneficial for pain relief

Regular use of COX-2 inhibitors reduces breast cancer risk

Regular use of COX-2 inhibitors reduces breast cancer risk

It's true! study confirms that Glucosamine and Chondroitin relieve arthritis pain

It's true! study confirms that Glucosamine and Chondroitin relieve arthritis pain

Use of traction to help treat low back pain has no benefit

Use of traction to help treat low back pain has no benefit

People living in predominantly minority areas face significant barriers to accessing pain medication

People living in predominantly minority areas face significant barriers to accessing pain medication

Evaluation of the efficacy of buprenorphine hydrochloride and clonidine hydrochloride, in detoxification of opioid-dependent teenagers

Evaluation of the efficacy of buprenorphine hydrochloride and clonidine hydrochloride, in detoxification of opioid-dependent teenagers

Taking aspirin longterm could reduce colorectal cancer risk

Taking aspirin longterm could reduce colorectal cancer risk

Aspirin use can significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer

Aspirin use can significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer

Common non-aspirin painkillers linked to high blood pressure in women

Common non-aspirin painkillers linked to high blood pressure in women

New study shows even non-prescription painkillers raise blood pressure in women

New study shows even non-prescription painkillers raise blood pressure in women