Non Prescription—Not Necessarily Non-Hazardous

Most patients know that doctor-prescribed medication is pretty serious stuff. But if you buy it at the drug store, how much of a problem could it be? More than you’d think. Taking acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol) routinely risks acute liver disease—more so than alcohol or hepatitis. Long-term use of pain-relievers ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) can […]

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