Paracetamol (or Acetaminophen as it is called in the US) has been around for something like a hundred years, as a medication for fever and mild pain. It is also a common cause of liver failure due to accidental or non-accidental overdose because of its widespread availability.
It’s quite remarkable that Paracetamol’s action in the body was not really understood until very recently. And there have long been rumours floating around that Paracetamol has some effects on the brain, like for example reducing the pain of social rejection or blocking existential unease.
Sound exactly like that one time you felt great after smoking some weed 30 years ago? Continue reading