• Em Adespoton
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    1 month ago

    TIL acetaminophen isn’t a worldwide thing :)

    The whole Tylenol thing is because they’re the ones who originally patented it. Same for Advil and ibuprofen.

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      1 month ago

      The chemical was discovered in the 19th century. Tylenol is a US thing, the common name in Europe is Panadol.

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          Yes, so is Tylenol. I was saying the J&J didn’t discover paracetamol, they were just the first to market it in the US (or, more likely, bought the company that did).

          Same with Europe, Panadol, and GSK.