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  • Tylenol maker tries new warning cap to curb overdoses

    08/30/2013 8:59:41 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 48 replies
    Morning Sentinel Online ^ | 30 August 2013 | Matthew Perrone-AP
    WASHINGTON — Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day. [snip]The new cap is designed to grab the attention of people who don't read warnings that already appear in the fine print on the product's label, according to company executives. [snip] Overdoses...
  • Tylenol Eases Existential Anxiety

    04/19/2013 7:14:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    A common pain-reliever can also be used to cope with existential dread - anxiety arising from thinking about death - according to a new study. Acetaminophen or Tylenol is an over-the-counter pain medicine used to relieve minor aches or fever. The new study has shown that Tylenol can also help reduce pain experienced after thinking about death or uncertainty of life. "Pain extends beyond tissue damage and hurt feelings, and includes the distress and existential angst we feel when we're uncertain or have just experienced something surreal. Regardless of the kind of pain, taking Tylenol seems to inhibit the brain...
  • J&J cuts maximum Tylenol dose to prevent overdoses

    07/28/2011 1:43:08 PM PDT · by EBH · 12 replies
    Yahoo/Finance ^ | 7/28/11 | Linda A. Johnson
    Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that it's reducing the maximum daily dose of its Extra Strength Tylenol pain reliever to lower risk of accidental overdose from acetaminophen, its active ingredient and the top cause of liver failure. The company's McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division said the change affects Extra Strength Tylenol sold in the U.S. -- one of many products in short supply in stores due to a string of recalls. Starting sometime this fall, labels on Extra Strength Tylenol packages will now list the maximum daily dose as six pills, or a total of 3,000 milligrams, down from eight pills...
  • FBI wants DNA from Unabomber for Tylenol deaths probe (late 70's until his capture)

    05/20/2011 10:08:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CTV ^ | 5/20/11
    FBI wants DNA from Unabomber for Tylenol deaths probeCTV.ca News Staff Date: Fri. May. 20 2011 8:22 AM ET The FBI won't say why it wants to obtain a DNA sample from Ted Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, after his name surfaced in a decades-long investigation into a series of U.S. deaths from tampered Tylenol packages. Kaczynski has been behind bars for more than a decade, after being captured and convicted of a series of mail bomb attacks that killed three Americans and injured 24 others. Those attacks began in the late 1970s and continued until Kaczynski's capture in 1996. Now...
  • Acetaminophen tied to blood cancers

    05/10/2011 7:40:35 AM PDT · by EBH · 61 replies
    yahoo/reuters ^ | 5/10/11 | Frederik Joelving
    New research shows chronic users of acetaminophen, a top-selling painkiller known as Tylenol in the U.S. and paracetamol in Europe, are at slightly increased risk for blood cancers. Yet the risk remains low, and it's still uncertain what role the drug plays. The finding adds another twist to the complicated evidence linking cancer and painkillers, and hints acetaminophen might be different from the rest. Earlier work has shown that aspirin use might lower the odds of dying from colon cancer but increase the risk of bleeding ulcers. The picture has been less clear for blood, or hematologic, cancers, however. "Prior...
  • US takes over three Tylenol plants

    03/10/2011 5:30:40 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 57 replies
    CNNMoney.com ^ | March 10, 2011 | Parja Kavilanz
    Excerpt only website: The government is taking over three Tylenol plants following a blizzard of drug recalls and a Food and Drug Administration criminal investigation into safety issues at the factories. The FDA and the Justice Department on Thursday took action against McNeil PPC and two of its executives -- its vice president of quality and its vice president of operations for over-the-counter products -- for failing to comply with federally-mandated manufacturing practice. McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, Fortune 500), said it had agreed to put its plants -- one in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, one in...
  • FDA orders lower doses in prescription painkillers

    01/15/2011 1:08:23 PM PST · by EBH · 73 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 1/13/10 | MATTHEW PERRONE
    Federal health regulators are limiting a key ingredient found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will cap the amount of acetaminophen in the drugs at 325 milligrams per capsule. Current products on the market contain doses of up to 700 milligrams. Acetaminophen is a ubiquitous pain reliever found in Tylenol, Nyquil and thousands of other medicines used to treat headaches, fever and sore throats. The ingredient is also used at larger doses in prescription combination drugs that mix...
  • Risks: A Warning on Asthma and Acetaminophen

    08/20/2010 10:09:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 16, 2010 | RONI CARYN RABIN
    Young teenagers who use acetaminophen even once a month develop asthma symptoms more than twice as often as those who never take it, a large international study has found. And frequent users also had more eczema and eye and sinus irritation. Other studies have linked acetaminophen (often sold as Tylenol and in other over-the-counter remedies for pain, colds, fever and allergies) with an increased risk of asthma. But the new study’s authors cautioned that the findings did not mean children should stop using it. “Acetaminophen remains the preferred drug to relieve pain and fever in children,” said the study’s lead...
  • The Democrats' Tylenol Moment--Can they recover before November?

    04/08/2010 8:46:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 1,014+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 8, 2010 | Gary Andres
    In 1982, Tylenol faced a potentially lethal brand crisis.  Someone tampered with its packaging in a number of Chicago retail locations, randomly lacing the pain relief capsules with cyanide.  Fear and chaos ensued.  Seven people died, and the well known product risked commercial extinction.Fortunately, the company slowly clawed its way back from the abyss through a combination of smart repackaging and crisis communications.Democrats now face a brand crisis of their own -- not with self-identified partisans, but with independents and swing voters that helped elect a congressional majority in 2006 and Barack Obama in 2008.This shift is evident in...
  • FDA Slams Tylenol Maker's Delay in Tainted Pill Recall (more products added-I have one)

    01/15/2010 9:11:24 PM PST · by STARWISE · 59 replies · 1,611+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1-15-10 | Joseph Brownstein
    More Products, Including Tylenol Extra Strength and Rolaids, Recalled Due to Noxious Chemical Fears ### The U.S. Food and Drug Administration slammed Tylenol manufacturer McNeil Healthcare LLC during a media briefing this morning for what it called a slow response to problems at a facility in Puerto Rico that led to consumers becoming sickened by tainted pills. "McNeil should have acted faster," said Deborah Autor, director of the FDA's Office of Compliance, of the arm of Johnson & Johnson that manufactures Tylenol products, adding "When something smells bad, literally or figuratively, they must aggressively investigate and solve the problem." A...
  • Tylenol Recall Expands - Nauseating 'Moldy' Odor From Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplets

    01/01/2010 4:22:29 PM PST · by delacoert · 22 replies · 1,176+ views
    WebMD Health News ^ | Dec. 29, 2009 | Daniel J. DeNoon
    A nauseating "moldy" odor has sickened some people using Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet 100-count bottles with red EZ-Open caps. Tylenol maker McNeil PPC Inc. has recalled all of this product, which is easily recognized by its distinctive red cap. The new recall expands a five-lot recall of the product announced last November. McNeill says consumers reported the product had "an unusual moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor" linked to symptoms of nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea." So far, all of these health events "were temporary and non-serious," McNeill says in a news release. The source of the odor appears to...
  • Aspirin, Tylenol May Decrease Effectiveness of Vaccines

    12/01/2009 1:19:13 PM PST · by decimon · 10 replies · 296+ views
    University of Missouri ^ | Dec 1, 2009 | Kelsey Jackson
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – With flu season in full swing and the threat of H1N1 looming, demand for vaccines is at an all-time high. Although those vaccines are expected to be effective, University of Missouri researchers have found further evidence that some over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin and Tylenol, that inhibit certain enzymes could impact the effectiveness of vaccines. “If you’re taking aspirin regularly, which many people do for cardiovascular treatment, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain and fever and get a flu shot, there is a good chance that you won’t have a good antibody response,” said Charles Brown, associate professor...
  • Common Pain Relievers May Dilute Power of Flu Shots

    11/03/2009 9:03:32 AM PST · by decimon · 19 replies · 578+ views
    University of Rochester Medical Center ^ | November 03, 2009 | Unknown
    With flu vaccination season in full swing, research from the University of Rochester Medical Center cautions that use of many common pain killers – Advil, Tylenol, aspirin – at the time of injection may blunt the effect of the shot and have a negative effect on the immune system. Richard P. Phipps, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and of Pediatrics, has been studying this issue for years and recently presented his latest findings to an international conference on inflammatory diseases. (http://bioactivelipidsconf.wayne.edu/) “What we’ve been saying all along, and continue to stress, is that it’s probably not a...
  • Johnson & Johnson recalls infant's and children's Tylenol products because of possible bacteria

    09/25/2009 4:01:47 PM PDT · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 18 replies · 1,475+ views
    New Jersey Herald ^ | 09/25/2009 | New Jersey Herald
    Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil unit is voluntarily recalling 57 lots of infants’ and children’s liquid Tylenol products because of possible bacterial contamination. The products being recalled were made between April and June and include nearly two dozen varieties, including Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz. Grape, Infants’ Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops 1/4 oz. and Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold/Allergy 4 oz. Bubble Gum.
  • FBI searches home of man linked to Tylenol deaths

    02/04/2009 1:58:35 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 21 replies · 954+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 02/04/2009 | By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press Writer
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Federal agents on Wednesday searched the home of a man linked to the fatal 1982 Tylenol poisonings in the Chicago area that triggered a nationwide scare and prompted dramatic changes in the way food and medical products are packaged. No one was ever charged with the deaths of seven people who took the cyanide-laced drugs. The FBI would not immediately confirm that the search at the home of James W. Lewis was related to the Tylenol case, only that it was part of an ongoing investigation. Lewis served more than 12 years in prison for sending an...
  • Tylenol Murders: An Unsolved 25-Yr.-Old Cold Case

    09/24/2007 5:49:59 PM PDT · by qam1 · 42 replies · 2,122+ views
    CBS Chicago ^ | 9/24/07 | Jim Williams
    It’s a Chicago area cold case that frightened the entire nation -- seven people died from taking Tylenol. This week, we mark the 25th anniversary of the Tylenol murders. Someone replaced the medicine in that popular pain reliever with poison. The incident sparked a massive investigation that brought together a city, state and suburban police departments and the FBI. The killer has never been found. One the morning of Sept. 29, 1982, an emergency call was made to the Arlington Heights Fire Department. There was nothing paramedics could do when they got to Adam Janus’ home. "The fellas came back...
  • Awareness: Too Much Acetaminophen? Few Seem to Know

    03/01/2007 10:27:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 5,125+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 27, 2007 | NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    Vital Signs People who take Tylenol and other medicines that contain acetaminophen are largely ignorant of the safe dosages, a new study has found, and unaware that an overdose can cause severe liver damage. Of 104 consecutive patients at a Michigan clinic, almost 80 percent reported using acetaminophen in the previous six months, but about 63 percent were unsure whether they had been told about the dangers of high doses, and only 43 percent knew that the medicine could affect liver function. The survey results appear in the January/February issue of The Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. The maximum...
  • Sterner warnings urged for acetaminophen, aspirin, other drugs

    12/19/2006 8:37:02 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 23 replies · 924+ views
    CNN ^ | December 19, 2006 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday proposed sterner warning labels for acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen, again cautioning millions of Americans who take the nonprescription pain relievers regularly of potentially serious side effects. The over-the-counter drugs remain safe and effective when used as directed, the Food and Drug Administration said. However, overdoses of acetaminophen can cause serious liver damage, even death, the FDA said. For aspirin, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, there is a risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and kidney injury even when patients take the correct dose. The drugs are linked to thousands of deaths a year....
  • Millions of acetaminophen pills recalled

    11/09/2006 9:44:26 AM PST · by Alouette · 16 replies · 2,099+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Nov. 9, 2006
    Metal fragments found in generic 500-milligram caplets, maker says A major manufacturer of acetaminophen sold by Wal-Mart, CVS, Safeway and more than 100 other retailers found metal fragments in caplets during quality-control checks. The recall does not affect Tylenol brand pills. • Massive pill recall Nov. 9: More than 11 million bottles of the painkiller acetaminophen are being recalled by Perrigo. The maker of generic non-prescription drugs says they found metal bits during quality-control checks. MSNBC.com's Dara Brown reports. Updated: 9 minutes ago WASHINGTON - A major manufacturer of acetaminophen sold by Wal-Mart, CVS, Safeway and more than 100 other...
  • High Tylenol Doses Linked to Liver Woes

    07/04/2006 4:49:03 PM PDT · by RDTF · 65 replies · 2,436+ views
    Drudge report ^ | July 4, 2006 | CARLA K. JOHNSON - AP
    Healthy adults taking maximum doses of Tylenol for two weeks had abnormal liver test results in a small study, researchers found, raising concerns that even recommended amounts of the popular painkiller might lead to liver damage. In the study, 106 participants took four grams of Tylenol _ equivalent to eight extra-strength Tylenol tablets _ each day for two weeks. Some took Tylenol alone and some took it with an opioid painkiller. Dummy pills were given to 39 others. There were no alarming liver test results among the people who took the placebos. But nearly 40 percent of people in all...
  • Death In A Bottle (Tylenol Terrorist-1982 6 Pages)

    04/20/2006 10:27:04 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies · 3,621+ views
    Court TV ^ | 4/21/2006 | Rachael Bell
    Bad memory... Part 1 On September 29, 1982, 12-year-old Mary Kellerman of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, woke up at dawn and went into her parents' bedroom. She did not feel well and complained of having a sore throat and a runny nose. To ease her discomfort, her parents gave her one Extra-Strength Tylenol capsule. At 7 a.m. they found Mary on the bathroom floor. She was immediately taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Doctors initially suspected that Mary died from a stroke, but evidence later pointed to a more sinister diagnosis. That same day, paramedics were...
  • Crime Ring Allegedly Sends Millions To Middle East

    10/02/2003 5:15:17 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 14 replies · 246+ views
    <p>CINCINNATI -- A local money-laundering operation that allegedly shipped millions of dollars to the Middle East has been stopped with the arrest of the group's alleged ringleader and more than 20 other people, officials announced Thursday.</p> <p>Omran Saleh (pictured, below) was among 23 people arrested, most of whom are of Palestinian descent, Thursday, WLWT Eyewitness News 5's Brian Hamrick reported.</p>
  • Poisonings From a Popular Pain Reliever Are on the Rise (Tylenol)

    11/29/2005 12:00:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 1,375+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 29, 2005 | DEBORAH FRANKLIN
    Despite more than a decade's worth of research showing that taking too much of a popular pain reliever can ruin the liver, the number of severe, unintentional poisonings from the drug is on the rise, a new study reports. The drug, acetaminophen, is best known under the brand name Tylenol. But many consumers don't realize that it is also found in widely varying doses in several hundred common cold remedies and combination pain relievers. These compounds include Excedrin, Midol Teen Formula, Theraflu, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine, and NyQuil Cold and Flu, as well as other over-the-counter drugs and many prescription...
  • Study Links Painkillers, Hypertension

    08/16/2005 11:37:44 AM PDT · by unspun · 22 replies · 759+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | 8/16/2005 | Jamie Stengle
    Women taking daily amounts of non-aspirin painkillers -- such as extra-strength Tylenol -- should monitor their blood pressure, doctors say following a new study suggesting a link between the drugs and hypertension. "If you're taking these over-the-counter medications at high dosages on a regular basis, make sure that you report it to your doctor and you're checking your blood pressure," said Dr. Christie Ballantyne, a cardiologist at the Methodist DeBakey Heart Center in Houston who had no role in the study. While many popular over-the-counter painkillers have been linked before to high blood pressure, acetaminophen, sold as Tylenol, has generally...
  • Johnson & Johhnson to launch homosexual ad for Tylenol PM

    07/19/2005 4:05:10 PM PDT · by WaveMan · 56 replies · 1,854+ views
    American Family Association ^ | 07/19/2005 | One Million Dads
    You will not believe this ad by Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson has placed an ad for its Tylenol PM product in the July 19 issue of The Advocate, the nation's leading homosexual magazine. The ad shows two shirtless men in bed side by side. The text over one reads: "His backache is keeping him up." Over the other: "His boyfriend's backache is keeping him up." Click here to see a copy of the ad. (Be warned, it is offensive) You probably aren't aware that Johnson & Johnson is also a charter advertiser on the homosexual network LOGO. Thanks...
  • Corp. Dependent on Families Show Contempt for Family Values (Tylenol good for gay "backaches")

    07/07/2005 4:04:57 PM PDT · by Responsibility1st · 73 replies · 1,199+ views
    Family Research Council | 07/07/2005 | Tony Perkins' Washington Update
    It baffles me how some major corporations, whose success depends on the support of American families, show contempt for the values of such families. I am currently awaiting responses from two major corporations to letters I sent pointing out such inconsistencies. Wal-Mart, which has historically been responsive to pro-family concerns, continues to sell a Carmen Electra video promising a "striptease-inspired workout" that "introduces you to the striptease basics." Meanwhile, Kraft Foods has paid $25,000 to sponsor the "Gay Games" in Chicago this summer--an event known as much for after-hours sexual activity as for on-field athletic competition. And now, FRC has...
  • Recall Issued for Some Children's Tylenol: Meltaways & SoftChews; Design & Label Issues Cited

    06/04/2005 10:25:24 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 8 replies · 1,873+ views
    June 3, 2005 -- The maker of Tylenol has issued a voluntary recall for three of its products: - Children's Tylenol Meltaways (80 milligrams) - Children's Tylenol SoftChews (80 milligrams) - Jr. Tylenol Meltaways All lots and flavors of those items packaged in bottles and blisters are included in the recall. However, no liquid versions of those products are involved, says Kathy Fallon, director of communications for McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals. The recall stems from design and labeling issues, Fallon tells WebMD. "There is nothing wrong with the product. "Some users may become confused by the 'blister' package design...
  • Can a dietary supplement pick up the pieces? (joint pain)

    04/07/2005 12:37:29 PM PDT · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,257+ views
    NorthJerseyNewspapers ^ | 04.05.05 | CHARLES STUART PLATKIN
    Can a dietary supplement pick up the pieces? Glucosamine, often recommended for joint pain, is one of the most popular supplements on the market. And considering the health concerns recently associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, I thought it would be worth looking into whether glucosamine lives up to the hype.Background: Glucosamine and chondroitin are often combined together and used to treat osteoarthritis (OA), which occurs when the cartilage covering the end of the bone near the joint breaks down. OA affects the knees, backs, hips, hands and feet of more than 21 million people over age 45. And, according to...
  • COURTING GAYS (Companies compete for "gay" market)

    11/05/2004 1:33:57 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 69 replies · 3,041+ views
    The New York Post ^ | November 5, 2004 | Paul Tharp
    Big companies are hoping to marry their brands to gays and lesbians this weekend — about 20,000 of them. In the first days after the presidential election — in which gay marriage proved to be a pivotal issue — the nation's biggest exposition on homosexual life is setting attendance records. Booths for exhibitors are also sold out for the first time at the Javits Center, which since 1999 has hosted Gay Life Expo, one of the center's liveliest trade shows. Companies ranging from Citigroup and American Express to Jet Blue and J.P. Morgan Chase are hawking their offerings to the...
  • Frenchmen Say Guantanamo Detention Was Like Hell

    07/30/2004 1:49:25 PM PDT · by traumer · 51 replies · 1,594+ views
    MyWay ^ | July 30, 2004
    PARIS (Reuters) - Two Frenchmen described as hell Friday their more than two years of detention in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, their lawyer said after meeting them for the first time. Mourad Benchellali and Nizar Sassi had concerns "about the interrogation techniques and medical experiments" at Guantanamo, Jacques Debray said outside the headquarters of the DST domestic intelligence service where the two men were being questioned. A letter from Sassi said "bizarre" medicines had been given to inmates at night and that one caused some prisoners to break out in spots, Debray told reporters. He gave no...