October 30, 2020

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Carcinogen discovered in acetaminophen

Carcinogen discovered in acetaminophen


The world’s largest manufacturer of acetaminophen, China’s Anqiu Lu’an Pharmaceutical, sells raw materials for paracetamol contaminated with a carcinogen. The factory supplied raw materials from millions of pills of acetaminophen, which are for sale in Dutch drugstores, supermarkets and pharmacies. According to the Board for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (MEB), the safety of acetaminophen is not in question.