Posts Tagged 'Liver failure'

Federal Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit Will Proceed to Trial

federal tylenol liver lawsuit going to trialAccording to Reuters, a U.S. District Court judge has denied Johnson & Johnson and McNeil’s motions to dismiss claims in one of over 200 federal Tylenol liver failure lawsuits. Judge Lawrence Stengel, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, confirmed the Tylenol liver failure bellwether trial, originally scheduled for October 26, could now go before a jury.

There are currently 212 Tylenol liver failure ...

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FDA: discontinue high-dose acetaminophen

The FDA is asking health professionals to discontinue prescribing acetaminophen products that contain over 325 mg per dose. A recent FDA statement reports that there is no data proving that doses over this amount provide any benefit to negate the increased risk. Acetaminophen is often found in prescription drugs taken as pain relievers and is often found in conjunction with other active ingredients.

Acetaminophen can be harmful to the liver in large doses. It has been known to cause ...

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