Legislation restricting paracetamol sales and patterns of self-harm and death from paracetamol-containing preparations in Scotland.

@article{Bateman2006LegislationRP,
  title={Legislation restricting paracetamol sales and patterns of self-harm and death from paracetamol-containing preparations in Scotland.},
  author={David Nicholas Bateman and Dermot Robert Gorman and Marion Bain and Janet Inglis and Frances House and David Murphy},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2006},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={573-81}
}
AIMS To describe how changes in legislation to restrict paracetamol sales have affected overdose discharges and death associated with the drug in Scotland. METHODS A descriptive analysis of routine death and hospital discharge data for the entire Scottish population between 1995 and 2004. Patients in Scotland participated who were discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of poisoning; deaths in Scotland from diagnosis of poisoning 1995-2003 were also analysed. Outcome measures were changes… CONTINUE READING