Exaggerating the risks of acetaminophen?
Whether or not the Food and Drug Administration decides to limit sales of acetaminophen, consumers should know this: It’s easy to take more than the recommended daily dose without realizing it. . . . .
The latest Slone Survey report (June 2009) shows that 48 million Americans took acetaminophen weekly during 2006. With 298 million Americans in the US that year and 450 fatalities from acetaminophen poisonings, this means that 1 out of every 5.6 million people who take one or more doses during a week die. That is something that the government should spend a lot of time worrying about?