Pain Pills Can Kill

The above headline comes from a story in the Chicago Sun-Times and reports on stronger proposed warnings that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for on common pain medication.  The story starts on an ominous note, “WARNING: Over-the-counter pain-killers such Tylenol, Advil and aspirin can cause potentially fatal liver damage or stomach bleeding.” The proposed FDA warnings include acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, including aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen.  This includes some of the most...

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