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liver failure and death,
The most concerning side effect, though, is severe liver damage. It usually only happens when you overuse acetaminophen.
Acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers (>100,000/year) and accounts for more than 56,000 emergency room visits, 2,600 hospitalizations, and an estimated 458 deaths due to acute liver failure each year.
...it's probably to stop crooked doctors ...
A nationwide shortage of two drugs touted as possible treatments for the coronavirus is being driven in part by doctors inappropriately prescribing the medicines for family, friends and themselves, according to pharmacists and state regulators.
“It’s disgraceful, is what it is,” said Garth Reynolds, executive director of the Illinois Pharmacists Association, which started getting calls and emails Saturday from members saying they were receiving questionable prescriptions. “And completely selfish.”
Results from a controlled clinical trial from China on the use of hydroxy chloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19 have shown no significant differences in health outcomes between the control group and patients who received the experimental drug.
originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: Boadicea
I have to break this down and hope everyone can see why this is dumb...
So fraud is illegal yea...and there are some pretty stiff laws against this particular type of fraud...like losing your license to practice along with prison time and fines. So instead of enforcing that lets handcuff doctors who know how to safely prescribe this drug that can keep more people from being inpatient to begin with. Does that sound remotely logical or effective to any of you?