Most Trusted Headache Pain Reliever: Tylenol
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, was discovered in Europe in the late 1800s, when French doctors found that a similar drug treated pain and fever in a patient with intestinal parasites. But it would take nearly half a century for the medication to be widely available in America. A father-and-son company, McNeil, launched the first Tylenol product in 1955—TYLENOL Elixir for Children, available only by prescription. It was approved for over-the-counter sales in 1960. Among the company’s important innovations: safety-sealed, tamper-resistant packaging (1982); Gelcaps, an easier-to-swallow new dosing form (1988); and Rapid Release Gels, designed with holes for faster effects (2005).
Most Trusted Laser Vision Correction: LASIK
LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that’s used to correct vision problems such as myopia and astigmatism. Millions of LASKIK surgeries have been performed all over the world—and millions of people have been able to say goodbye to glasses or contact lenses.
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Most Trusted Life Insurance Company: Sun Life Financial
Ranking among the largest public companies in Canada, Sun Life serves millions of clients in Canada and internationally. Established in 1865, today its shares are listed on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges.