Tylenol to carry acetaminophen warning on cap

08/30/2013 | New York Post

Beginning in October, Extra Strength Tylenol bottles sold in the U.S. will carry a red warning label on the cap stating that its pain-relieving ingredient, acetaminophen, is the nation's leading cause of sudden liver failure, said manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Acetaminophen overdoses in the U.S. send 55,000 to 80,000 people to emergency rooms and result in approximately 500 deaths each year, according to the FDA and the CDC. More than 600 OTC and prescription products contain acetaminophen.

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