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A judge in December put an end to more than 500 product-liability lawsuits against the makers of Tylenol and generic acetaminophen, barring expert testimony plaintiffs planned to use to show that prenatal exposure to the widely used painkiller during pregnancy causes autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The cases allege that Johnson & Johnson and retailers of acetaminophen products failed to warn pregnant women that taking the pain reliever posed health risks for their children.

Witnesses Were Not Allowed to Testify

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