Feature ArticlesEmergency: Acetaminophen PoisoningLopez, Diana Platt BSN, CCRN, CEN Author Information Diana Platt Lopez is a clinical educator at Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital Emergency Center in Tucson, AZ. Contact author: [email protected]. AJN, American Journal of Nursing: September 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue 9 - p 48-51 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000360312.23879.b9 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Above the recommended dosage, this over-the-counter medication causes illness and even death. This timely article illustrates the dangers of taking too much acetaminophen, whether through chronic use or in an overdose—just as the Food and Drug Administration is trying to eliminate combination drugs containing acetaminophen and lower acetaminophen's maximum daily dosages. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.