Dr. Kaplan Discusses The Dangers of Over-The-Counter Habits

Dr. Kaplan was recently interviewed by FUSION, a new multi-platform media company for millennials, on the dangers of over-the-counter pain medications.

I take Tylenol or Advil every day. Am I killing myself?

by Taryn Hillin

I used to pop Tylenol and Advil like candy. Wake up with a headache? Wash that cereal down with some acetaminophen. Tough workout? Cool down with a Gatorade and some ibuprofen.

My daily over-the-counter habit didn’t concern me. After all, I bought my pills in bulk at Costco—how dangerous could they be?

I clearly wasn’t alone in this thinking. Americans love over-the-counter pain medication: From July 2014 to July 2015, we spent more than four billion dollars on the stuff. Continue reading>>

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