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Medication Nation: We Pop Way Too Many Painkillers For Our Own Good

What’s the biggest dose of Tylenol you’ve ever taken? If you’ve had more than eight pills in a day, you’ve probably taken too much — and gambled with your liver in the process.
Americans are routinely overdosing on over-the-counter pain medication, according to a new study published last month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. That’s despite the fact that acetaminophen carries a serious risk for liver damage. In fact, overdoses of the drug routinely account for an overwhelming majority of the country’s acute liver failures.
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moar broke whore drugs?! it’s almost like they were aggressively marketed to us to fill the cracks in the healthcare system

theatlantic:

Medication Nation: We Pop Way Too Many Painkillers For Our Own Good

What’s the biggest dose of Tylenol you’ve ever taken? If you’ve had more than eight pills in a day, you’ve probably taken too much — and gambled with your liver in the process.

Americans are routinely overdosing on over-the-counter pain medication, according to a new study published last month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. That’s despite the fact that acetaminophen carries a serious risk for liver damage. In fact, overdoses of the drug routinely account for an overwhelming majority of the country’s acute liver failures.

Read more. [Image: woodleywonderworks/Flickr]

moar broke whore drugs?! it’s almost like they were aggressively marketed to us to fill the cracks in the healthcare system

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