The Most Dangerous of Safe Medications

What you don’t know about acetaminophen can kill you

by Aaron Cheesman

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Illustration by James Boyle

Let’s be honest. I overdose. You do, too, chances are. At this moment, my right heel is seriously messed up. Tendinitis. Just walking across the room is a struggle. So when I reach for the bottle of pain reliever, I consider the “maximum dose” a mere suggestion and pop an extra pill or two because I figure I’m a grown man and the directions must be conservative. Why not supersize? If two pills work, three will work better, goes the internal logic.

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