In September 1982, 7 people died near the Chicago IL area from taking extra strength Tylenol capsules tainted with cyanide. When the news broke it dominated the news cycle and caused mass hysteria across the country. People started tossing their Tylenol products in the trash. Investigators would soon determine that the capsules were tainted at the local level and then placed back on store shelves.
Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this case, which at the time, received the most news coverage since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. What type of person would poison medicine designed to help and then put it back on the shelf for an innocent person to purchase? We'll discuss a number of suspects, including one man who tried to extort the makers of Tylenol for 1 million dollars to stop the poisonings.
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