Filings from a lawsuit, scheduled to go to trial Monday in Atlantic City, N.J., describe a previously unreported lobbying campaign by McNeil Consumer Healthcare to protect its iconic painkiller.
Tylenol maker Johnson & Johnson agreed Tuesday to pay a $25 million settlement after pleading guilty to selling medicine contaminated with metal.
Federal regulators’ announcement that they will examine the regulation of non-prescription drugs such as acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, follows a ProPublica investigation.
ProPublica's series on the dangers of the acetaminophen found in Tylenol highlights the importance of investigative work; a poem written by an Alexandrian poet in 1898 about the government's idleness is extremely relevant these days; meanwhile, research shows apologizing, even for something outside your control, establishes trust. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The Food and Drug Administration's expert panel has recommended the agency ban Vicodin and Percocet. Both drugs contain acetaminophen, which is known to cause liver damage. The panel also recommended reducing the standard doses of over-the-counter acetaminophen products, such as Tylenol.