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Today’s Solutions: July 13, 2024

Transforming Tylenol: a susta

Transforming Tylenol: a sustainable path without coal tar or crude oil

Paracetamol, the omnipresent pain reliever found in countless households worldwide, may soon radically adjust its manufacturing method. For more than a century, this medicine, known as acetaminophen in the United States and Japan, has been manufactured using chemicals derived from coal tar or crude Read More...

Sugar pills as good as Tylenol

Sugar pills as good as Tylenol for low back pain

The next time you tweak your back, think twice before heading to the medicine cabinet. Acetaminophen, best known as the active ingredient in Tylenol, is the most popular drug in the world for treating low back pain. But a new study shows that it doesn’t help any more than a placebo, or inert Read More...