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One of the country's most popular over-the-counter painkillers — acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol — also kills the most people. Over 150 Americans die each year on average after accidentally taking too much, according to the federal government. And it requires a lot less to endanger you than you may know. We reported this alongside ProPublica.

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Ira Glass