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Mom's Newest Worry: Will Tylenol Give My Kids Asthma?

|Includes: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

The lay press [UK Guardian] reported the publication of research done by well-known asthma physicians Drs. Richard Beasley, Julian Crane and others [reference] concluding that the development of asthma in early adolescents is associated with the previous use of acetaminophen (eg-Tylenol).  If true this association is troubling since acetaminophen is the preferred analgesic and antipyretic of parents and pediatricians when treating kids for pain and fever.  These findings come on the heels of J&J/McNeil’s disastrous bungling and recall of the Tylenol brand in the US and long-standing worries about acetaminophen liver toxicity [FDA Comments].

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