Over the counter medicines can kill you, it is that plain and simple. In prior posts we have discussed #Acetaminophen, #NSAIDS, #BENZOCAINE, #MOTRIN and related products that continued to draw scrutiny from the #FDA and medical community, as well as consumers and injured victims. How are they victims ? Well, if you were not warned about risks and may have altered your decision making you are potential victim. You cannot make informed decisions about ingesting a product if you are not provided necessary disclosure or information. Unfortunately, the combination of an over the counter (#OTC) product and a prescription product can also prove fatal.
A recent USAToday story, “Read the Drug Labels, Avoid Dangerous Side Effects”, is one of a series of stories on the dangers of the popular Extra Strength Tylenol pills that contain acetaminophen. It also touches upon the dangers of too much #IBUPROFEN (#ADVIL, #MOTRIN) and #NAPROXEN (#ALEVE).
While the past few months have revealed efforts by the FDA, and manufacturers, to change dosing and warnings, how long manufacturers have known of the need to place stronger warnings on their over the counter products remains to be seen. The last year was marked by an unprecedented number of recalls of J&J’s McNeil unit(s) products for both adults and children, Congressional hearings and a recently concluded internal investigation of corporate conduct, one has to wonder if where there is smoke there is fire. Prior posts address these #recalls and related products, but you are always welcome to contact me directly for additional information.
Gabriel F. Zambrano, P.A., is investigating cases of personal injuries, liver failure and death from Acetaminophen, NSAIDs and other drugs. Gabriel F. Zambrano, P.A., is the sponsor of this blog and commentary.