August 29, 2013
This undated product image provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a bottle of Extra Strength Tylenol bearing a new warning label on the cap alerting users to potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the pain reliever. Johnson & Johnson, the company that makes Tylenol, says the warning will appear on the cap of new bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol sold in the U.S. starting in October 2013 and on most other Tylenol bottles in coming months.
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Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day.
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