Every week, a quarter of Americans take a painkiller that could be dampening our collective feelings of empathy. In a paper published online this week, scientists claim that acetaminophen, Tylenol’s main ingredient, makes people more likely to think that other people’s pain isn’t a big deal.
The American Medical Association and the Red Cross both condemn force-feeding as a form of torture. And yet, the U.S. government and the United Nations have both force-fed hunger-striking prisoners. The real problem? Most people probably don’t realize how complicated force-feeding is, and how much can go wrong.
In 1982, seven people died in the Chicago area due to an unknown mal-intended person replacing Johnson & Johnson Tylenol tablets with cyanide tablets. This was an extremely big deal and it completely changed the world in a few different ways let’s look at how.