Comment: Don't forget acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)

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Don't forget acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)

It has killed a significant number of people by causing cerebral hemorrhages. It is, however, legal without prescription, because the government considers it "safe and effective."

I am not being an aspirin basher here, as I acknowledge that it has also saved many lived by thinning blood during heart attacks. The point is, safety and effectiveness should be determined by free choice based on whatever authorities people wish to consult with.