Overdoses on acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) have become all too common, Greene added, highlighting that even the most commonplace drugs can have a downside.
"Once a drug becomes over-the-counter, it can still be quite dangerous and possibly fatal," Greene said.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association has more on over-the-counter drug safety.
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