Most folks assume over-the-counter drugs are safe and free of harmful side effects. But as a personal injury lawyer, I can tell you that many medicine cabinet main-stays can be dangerous to your health. A drug may be FDA approved and available without a prescription, but still be quite hazardous.
Read on to discover two of the most common drugs that can be dangerous.
Some of the most popular over-the-counter drugs can be dangerous.
Just because a drug is marketed as safe, that doesn’t mean it actually is. Here are two common but potentially dangerous products that are in nearly every home:
- Tylenol: One of the most popular pain relievers, Tylenol is found in more than 600 prescription and over-the-counter medications. It may surprise you that acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, can be highly dangerous. In fact, it’s responsible for more than 100,000 calls to poison centers each year. It’s also the leading cause of acute liver failure in the U.S. Unfortunately, People have even reported serious liver damage from using Tylenol exactly as directed. Learn more about the dangers of Tylenol here.
- Baby Powder: Baby powder, also known as talcum powder, has been a staple for decades. Used in diaper bags, beauty routines, and marketed as part of a healthy skin regimen, it can be found in most homes. But research has linked talcum powder to cancer. Talcum powder contains talc, which isn’t meant to be absorbed into the human body. Studies have found that talcum powder can travel into a woman’s internal organs, in some cases causing ovarian cancer.
If you’re wondering why this information isn’t more widespread, keep in mind that Big Pharma pays a lot of money to quietly settle drug injury claims and keep things like this quiet.
If you’ve been injured by an over-the-counter drug, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer you can trust.
Pharmaceutical giants are powerful. But our lawyers have a wealth of experience facing some of the biggest corporations. If you’ve been injured by a dangerous over-the-counter drug, call us today for a FREE consultation. Contact us online or call (901) 327-1212 to hear how we can help.
We can’t restore you or your loved one to health. But we can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to, so you can focus on recovery. Our team of compassionate lawyers is here to walk you through every step of the process and get you the justice you deserve.