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Acetaminophen: This Common OTC Painkiller Found Linked to Cancer


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New research shows that long-time chronic users of acetaminophen, the active ingredient of Tylenol, have an increased risk for blood cancers. It's still uncertain exactly what role the drug plays in the disease.

It was already believed that acetaminophen might increase the risk of the cancers, but until now that hypothesis was based on individual cases. The new study tracked a large population of healthy people over time.


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