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Tylenol Cyanide Scare- In 1982 seven Chicago-area people died after taking medicine capsules that had been poisoned. These poisonings involved Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules, which had been laced with potassium cyanide. The incident led to reforms in the packaging of medicines and food products. The case remains unsolved and no suspects have been charged. A $ 100,000 reward, offered by Johnson & Johnson, for the capture and conviction of the "Tylenol Killer", has never been claimed."

The Chicago Tylenol murders occurred when seven people died after taking pain-relief medicine capsules that had been poisoned. These poisonings involved Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules, manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which had been laced with potassium cyanide.The case remains unsolved and no suspects have been charged. A $100,000 reward, offered by Johnson & Johnson, McNeil's parent company, for the capture and conviction of the "Tylenol Killer", has never been claimed.

** See below ** - Former Army Sgt John Robertson, lost over Vietnam in 1968 and left behind for over four decades. Filmmaker Michael Jorgenson found Robertson, 76, living in a rural Vietnam village stooped with age, unable to speak English, remember his birthday, or names of the children he left behind in the U.S.

This bottle of Extra-Strength Tylenol, photographed in 1982, has the same production series number (MC 2880) as the bottles which were found to have caused cyanide poisoning to seven people in the Chicago area. In 1982 seven people died after ingesting Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide poison. The cyanide tampering scare led to reforms in packaging of over-the-counter substances and federal anti-tampering laws.

The world hasn't really changed, people are just less willing to hide who and what they are for the sake of other people's comfort.