Impact of Restricting Paracetamol Pack Sizes on Paracetamol Poisoning in the United Kingdom

@article{Hawkins2007ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of Restricting Paracetamol Pack Sizes on Paracetamol Poisoning in the United Kingdom},
  author={L. Hawkins and J. Edwards and P. Dargan},
  journal={Drug Safety},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={465-479}
}
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the most common drug taken in overdose in the UK, accounting for 48% of poisoning admissions to hospital and being involved in an estimated 100–200 deaths per year. In 1998, the UK government introduced legislation that reduced the maximum pack size of all non-effervescent tablets and capsules containing aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) or paracetamol that can be sold or supplied from outlets other than registered pharmacies from 25 to 16 tablets or capsules. This… Expand
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