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I read today that between 1998 and 2003 the most common cause of acute liver injury was acetaminophen or paracetamol. In the United States, it's is estimated that almost 400 people die and 42,000 patients are hospitalized due to an overdose of acetaminophen. Yes, that is say, Tylenol which you would find in most homes in the cardboard.

This surprised me and it was a big reminder that we need to read the packaging of medications and make sure we take the recommended dosage. The article I read was from the NYU Medical blog:

July 8, 2009 - 3:35am


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