Poison in the Medicine Cabinet

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Poison in the Medicine Cabinet


 Poison in the Medicine Cabinet


Acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause of liver failure in both the United States and Great Britain. Fifty percent of all acute liver failure in the U.S. is attributed to acetaminophen consumption. While many of these cases result from an overdose, either intentional or unintentional, even “correct dosage” has been linked in some cases to liver damage, liver failure and death. In the United States, approximately 56,000 liver injuries requiring emergency treatment, 26,000 hospitalizations and 458 deaths per year are attributed to acetaminophen consumption.

One of the main problems with this popular drug is how easy it is to overdose unintentionally. The FDA is well aware of the dangers of acetaminophen and recommended stronger label warnings in 2002. In 2009 it recommended that the standard dose be lowered.

It’s Summer and Farmers Market Time Again

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It’s Summer and Farmers Market Time Again


It’s Summer and Farmers Market Time Again

Summer is a great time to enjoy the sunshine, cookouts, swimming pools, and an abundance of fresh, tasty produce! A growing body of research shows that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health. According to the Center for Disease Control, people who eat generous amounts of fruits and vegetables “are likely to have a reduced risk of chronic diseases,” including stroke, diabetes, some cancers, heart disease, and high blood pressure (www.cdc.gov).

Link between acetaminophen and ADHD

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New Study About Acetaminophen On Kids

In a recent newsletter from Foot Levelers I read the following article about the Link between acetaminophen and ADHD and would like to pass this information on to all of you.