Los Angeles Times Magazine looks at the trend of prescription drugs going over the counter, and finds that this poses risks to patients. For example, chronic pains sufferers are prone to gastric disorders because they often take the popular analgesic ibuprofen, or medications that have it as an active ingredient, the story reveals. The reporter examines cases of people who sued pharmaceutical giants like Johnson and Johnson because its product Tylenol turned out to cause catastrophic liver failures. A major finding is that drug manufacturers often fail to warn customers that some medications interfere with the efficacy of other drugs, if taken at the same time. The article describes FDA's drug testing and auditing procedures.
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