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ID:

689

Date:

2013-09-20

Headline:

Use Only as Directed

Reporter's name:

Jeff Gerth and T.Christian Miller

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

ProPublica

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Documents obtained under FOIA, as well as other means, show that McNeil (the manufacturer of Tylenol) has spent almost four decades fighting Food & Drug Administration efforts to clarify warnings about the dangers of misusing acetaminophen, a popular and commercially-successful product that nonetheless causes about 150 deaths each year.

Keywords:

acetominophen, Tylenol, safety, drug safety, healthcare, McNeil, Johnson & Johnson, overdose, death, Food & Drug Administration, FDA, Centers for Disease Control, CDC, Department of Justice, DOJ, consumer protection, labeling, regulation

URL:

http://www.propublica.org/article/tylenol-mcneil-fda-use-only-as-directed


Agencies:

CDC
DOJ
FDA

States:

CANADA
CO
DC
IL
LA
MD
NC
NJ
PA
TX
VA

Categories:

business
drug safety
health care


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