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    September 29, 2014   BY Dr. Howard Markel 

    Early on the morning of Sept. 29, 1982, a tragic, medical mystery began with a sore throat and a runny nose. It was then that Mary Kellerman, a 12-year-old girl from Elk Grove Village, a suburb of Chicago, told her mother and father about her symptoms. They gave her one extra-strength Tylenol capsule that, unbeknownst to them, was laced with the highly poisonous potassium cyanide. Mary was dead by 7 a.m. Within a week, her death would panic the entire nation. And only months later, it changed the way we purchase and consume over-the-counter medications. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2010  

    In other news Friday, the latest unemployment reading helped push Wall Street higher, with the Nasdaq and Dow Jones industrial average each up more than 1 percent for the week. Continue reading