Tylenol warnings will be added to the caps of Extra Strength Tylenol starting in October. There will be red warning labels on the cap, pointing people to the warning on the label: Taking too much acetaminophen can cause liver failure.
The take home message for me? Lawsuits really can make a difference for patient safety. Because without these suits for liver injuries around the country, you would not have seen this change in the warning.
Listen, Tylenol is a good drug. I use it. You use it. I took one this morning. But people have to clearly understand the risks with Tylenol. This drug is helping people at it is killing people. The key is to allow it to continue to help without hurting. This warning is a great first step. It may well be that our law firm stops taking new cases where there warning was on the drug.