America’s Most Common Drug Ingredient Could Be Making You Less Empathetic

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.

Source: America’s Most Common Drug Ingredient Could Be Making You Less Empathetic

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Here’s What Really Happens When You Force-Feed Someone

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.

Source: Here’s What Really Happens When You Force-Feed Someone

The article doesn’t cover ethics, just the physical aspects that get dealt with.  Still, there’s a reason major medical organizations condemn the practice.

1982: Tylenol Changed the Consumer Product Industry

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.

Source: Tylenol Changed the Consumer Product Industry in 1982

A brief but interesting read to what led to change in how medication is made available.  The seal isn’t on pharmacy medications because it’s not on the shelf for someone to tamper with.