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Can Tylenol (acetaminophen) be fatal?

Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH
Preventive Medicine
Acetaminophen has the potential for liver toxicity in very high doses and in people with underlying liver disease. Statistics show acetaminophen use is associated with more than 400 deaths annually and more than 50,000 ER visits. 

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