I had meant to read more about the topic after seeing this link a few months ago. Life got busy with the kids’ school year starting, and I’d forgotten to take time to check it out.
Those two articles brought back awful memories.
While the recent news stories don’t mention an acetaminophen connection to vaccines, I won’t be surprised when that information is acknowledged. For many, it’s been a go-to pain reliever for all ages, including for babies post-vaccination.
I’d obediently given the name brand Tylenol to my children when they were very young. That’s because our pediatrician at the time had provided me with free sample bottles of the drug at vaccination visits. Thankful not to have to buy it, I followed her directions at those ‘well-child’ visits – “Give it to the baby when you get home. If they’re fussy later, give them a second dose.”
I know many other mothers who followed the same orders from their pediatricians.
My children’s early childhood years are now but a memory, but I still cringe when I see chatter about Tylenol making the rounds in online parenting circles. In the past, a blanket statement from officials usually followed that chatter:
Don’t panic, the experts tell worried parents.
It’ll be fine.
In fact, it is fine.
Read more after the jump
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Maybe at the time, the consensus was fine – from those who manufacture or promote the over-the-counter medication. But more research, and those recently filed claims I read about, are finally proving otherwise. And people aren’t just chatting about how this over-the-counter medicine caused issues for their children.
They’re taking action.
Each of the complaints raisees similar questions of fact and law, indicating that information about the link between Tylenol and autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders has been withheld from consumers, who unknowingly exposed their unborn children to long-term risks and challenges that could have been avoided.
With the help of long-time consumer advocate Erin Brokovich, some cases are now heading to court.
You may remember Brokovich was successful in helping families confront government officials who denied devastating health crises linked to polluted drinking water in their small California town. Taking years for officials to acknowledge the environmental link, and also to take ownership of the terrible outcome, families went through hell fighting for justice. The 2000 movie Erin Brokovich recounted that battle.
Similar battle lines are being drawn now with Tylenol’s manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. And it won’t be the first time J&J is targeted:
It should be noted that this is not the first time Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical company has come under fire; settlements have occurred from previously filed claims. It should also be noted that that payout doesn’t include a recent opioid settlement ($26 billion) nor the talc settlement ($3.9 billion) either.
Going forward, I wonder if the current claims regarding Tylenol and makers of acetaminophen will be fought in new, epic court battles. Will it take another Hollywood blockbuster to educate the public of the potential dangers of a widely prescribed, but dangerous, drug? I know plenty of parents who could star in a based-on-a-true-story screen role playing the unsuspecting, devoted Mom turned devastated, worried autism Mom…me included.
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