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Tylenol Lawsuits Go Beyond the Actual Medication

Tylenol Lawsuits Go Beyond the Actual Medication August 25, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Newark, NJ Tylenol patients who sue Tylenol manufacturer McNeil Consumer Healthcare and its parent, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), for adverse reactions such as alleged liver damage aren't the only litigants launching a Tylenol lawsuit: investors also have their legal beefs with J&J with regard to the company's corporate oversight of good manufacturing practices (GMP) and marketing efforts.
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Woman in Tylenol Coma for Six Weeks

Woman in Tylenol Coma for Six Weeks July 19, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
St. Louis, MO A few years ago Shari took the recommended dosage of Tylenol for a bad headache: six “rapid release” tabs over a period of 24 hours. “By 10pm I felt like I was going to pass out so I called 911,” Shari says. She was taken to the local hospital and can’t remember anything, until she woke up in the St. Louis University hospital. Her diagnosis was Tylenol liver damage. Shari was close to death.
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Tylenol and Acetaminophen Toxicity a Growing Problem

Tylenol and Acetaminophen Toxicity a Growing Problem June 20, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Toronto, ON The trouble with heritage medications is, like comfort food or a favorite sweater, they can lull you into a false sense of comfort and security. And who would have thought that when acetaminophen was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) way back in 1951, we would one day be talking about Tylenol liver damage and other adverse reactions related to the popular over-the-counter (OTC) medication.
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"My Wife's Liver Failed After Tylenol IV Drip"

"My Wife's Liver Failed After Tylenol IV Drip" May 21, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Waukon, IA Van's wife had a hip replacement last September 2011, and after surgery, Tylenol was given intravenously (by an IV drip) to reduce and replace the morphine. She didn't have any liver or kidney problems, but just five months later, she passed away after her body rejected a liver transplant.
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Infant's Family Files Tylenol Lawsuit After Death

Infant's Family Files Tylenol Lawsuit After Death April 30, 2012. By Charles Benson.
Washington, DC A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a Tylenol death lawsuit, as the parents of a 2-month-old infant have accused the companies of being negligent in the manufacturing of the product, Reuters reported.
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"My Daughter Died from Tylenol Liver Failure"

"My Daughter Died from Tylenol Liver Failure" April 5, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Raleigh, NC "The hurt never goes away, especially because my daughter's death from Tylenol poisoning could have been prevented," says Donna, who has custody of her daughter's four-year-old son. "The medical report says nothing was found in her system except Tylenol."
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Tylenol Recalls Over or More Over-Doses?

Tylenol Recalls Over or More Over-Doses? March 21, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA Over the past few decades, Tylenol has likely been recalled more than any other OTC (over the counter) drug, for a number of reasons. Who can forget the 1982 recall, when the packaging was tampered with and some bottles were found to contain cyanide? Then last year's recalls of Tylenol 8 Hour Extended Release due to a "musty odor"—making it the sixth time Johnson & Johnson recalled OTC meds for this reason. But the worst recalls have been those involving too much acetaminophen, which can lead to Tylenol liver failure.
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New Tylenol Recall Latest Setback for Johnson & Johnson

New Tylenol Recall Latest Setback for Johnson & Johnson February 28, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
New Brunswick, NJ The potential for Tylenol overdose led the manufacturer of Tylenol—Johnson & Johnson (J&J)—to change the design of its dispensing bottles for children under and over the age of two. However, the pharmaceutical giant has found it necessary to recall its entire US supply of Infants' Tylenol due to problems with the new dosing system.
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Tylenol Side Effects Could Include Asthma in Children Prenatally Exposed

Tylenol Side Effects Could Include Asthma in Children Prenatally Exposed April 20, 2011. By Charles Benson.
New York, NY A recent study published in the April issue of Clinical and Experimental Allergy Journal indicates that Tylenol side effects could include the development of asthma in children who received prenatal exposure.
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Tylenol Liver Damage: Patients Must Be Aware of Products Containing Acetaminophen

Tylenol Liver Damage: Patients Must Be Aware of Products Containing Acetaminophen April 8, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Palm City, FL Following a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that it was taking precautions to reduce the risk of Tylenol liver damage and other acetaminophen toxicity, news has come out about at least one man who reportedly died following acetaminophen toxicity.
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