The last time I was in England I had a couple of bottles of water in my hotel room. Before I opened one of them I noticed the bottle had a label on the side that listed all the ingredients including the percentage of fat, protein, certain vitamins, etc. Each of the columns showed "0." Knowing that England has long since passed into the ultimate nanny state, I just shook my head.
When I read the story about Tylenol being branded as containing acetaminophen ("Johnson & Johnson Launches Warning to Curb Tylenol Overdoses," Aug. 30), I had to conclude that our country has so few problems that we can afford to pay some people to come to this conclusion and attempt to mandate this branding as a government regulation.
The article went on to say that one of the recommendations is to allow only a lower-strength tablet to be available without a doctor's prescription. Really? I am getting a bit tired of the "experts" who assume that most human beings are stupid and need to have every aspect of their lives controlled and regulated.