Is House headed for liver failure?
May 18, 2012 5:11 PM Subscribe
At some point, I remember someone telling me that one of the reasons vicodin includes acetominophen in addition to hydrocodone was so that people trying to abuse Vicodin would suffer liver failure before the opioid abuse killed them. Wikipedia does not mention this, nor do the obvious Google queries. Can anyone confirm or deny this? And, more generally, what would be the ethical or business considerations that inform that decision?
posted by d. z. wang to health & fitness (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite