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Pharma going green? Making Tylenol from plant material

Researchers based at the University of Wisconsin - Madison have developed at method to synthesize acetaminophen — the active ingredient in Tylenol — from a natural compound derived from plant material, reducing the reliance upon fossil fuels.

Acetaminophen 'not effective' against arthritis: Study

Bern - The active ingredient in Tylenol, acetaminophen, has been used by millions of elderly people to relieve arthritis pain for years, but a new study by Swiss scientists finds that acetaminophen is not much better for such pain than a sugar pill.

Op-Ed: Use of OTC medications to get children to sleep is rampant

Depending on which study you believe, anywhere from 40 to 70 percent of children will have a sleep disorder at some stage of their lives. In an Ontario study of the 70 percent of kids with sleep disorders, almost one-third were medicated with OTC drugs.

Study: Tylenol blunts not just pain but happy and sad emotions

A newly released study from the Ohio State University claims to have found a side-effect of the popular over-the-counter pain medication Tylenol. The study found that acetaminophen, Tylenol's main ingredient, blunts human emotions.

Tylenol maker admits selling metal-contaminated liquid medicine

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has pleaded guilty in a Federal District Court in Philadelphia to a criminal charge of allegedly manufacturing and processing adulterated over-the-counter medications.

New safety warning for Tylenol

Due to safety risks, bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will now bear red warnings. These warnings alert users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the pain reliever.

Tylenol issues recall of liquid infant pain relievers

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has issued a voluntary recall on one of its infant over-the-counter drug products, reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall notice was sent out today, Feb. 17.

Small overdoses of Tylenol more deadly than larger ones

A recent study showed that a staggered overdose of Tylenol is deadlier than a single overdose. It shows lesser levels of acetaminophen in the blood, lower than a standard blood test would indicate, even if the liver were damaged.

Tylenol Recall: 8 Hour Caplets 50 count, chemical contamination

Washington - Some Tylenol 8 Hour caplets have been recalled following a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor. The uncharacteristic odor is thought to be caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.

Study: Tylenol triggers teen asthma

Wellington - It's Tylenol's turn under the gun. Researchers say that Tylenol may be behind the huge spike in childhood asthma. More than 42 percent of young people in the US take Tylenol.

Massive recall of Johnson & Johnson's children's medicines

Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling 43 of its over-the-counter medicines for infants and children, after federal regulators found "deficiencies" in their manufacturing process.

Tylenol Case Breakthrough

It appears that there might be a potential break through in the 27 year old case of poisoning of Tylenol capsules that resulting in seven deaths.

Infants and children's liquid Tylenol recalled by Johnson&Johnson

Fifty-seven lots of children's and infants liquid Tylenol products are being voluntarily recalled in the USA by Johnson and Johnson's McNeil unit after concerns about possible bacterial contamination.

FDA suggests lower Tylenol doses

FDA suggests people should take 4 grams as the maximum daily dose of Tylenol, Johnson & Johnson's 50-year-old painkiller, to prevent liver injury.

A second Look At The 1982 Tylenol Poisonings

The FBI searched several locations in Cambridge including the home of James W. Lewis, a suspect in the 7 deaths that resulted from Tylenol being laced with cyanide and placed on store shelves in 1982.

Tylenol-3s like bullets murder jury told

A Mississauga man's decision to give tylenol-3s for two sister to use in the murder of thier alcoholic mother was like " putting bullets in a gun used as a murder weapon," crown Prosecuter Mike Cantlon told a jury.

Generic pain medication recalled

"The Food and Drug Administration announced a recall Thursday of a generic form of Tylenol and other non-prescription pain relievers because metal fragments were found in some of the pills."

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