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The FDA issues a warning that some consumers have reported receiving serious skin injuries while...

The FDA issues a warning that some consumers have reported receiving serious skin injuries while using certain over-the-counter mild muscle and joint pain relievers containing the active ingredients menthol, methyl salicylate and capsaicin. 43 reported cases of burns have been reported, with the injuries ranging from mild to severe chemical burns. Some of the products named include Sanofi's (SNY -0.1%) Icy Hot and Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ +0.7%) Bengay, among others.
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  • Walt17
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    That makes me wonder how, and where, the products were used. Having used both with no ill effects, and knowing others that have used them, I'm skeptical that package directions were followed.
    13 Sep 2012, 12:38 PM Reply Like
  • LAJones7
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    I agree with Walt. I am a frequent user of these products and other like them and have been for years. I have never had a problem
    13 Sep 2012, 05:48 PM Reply Like
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