Prevalence of over-the-counter drug-related overdoses at Accident and Emergency departments in Northern Ireland--a retrospective evaluation.

@article{Wazaify2005PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of over-the-counter drug-related overdoses at Accident and Emergency departments in Northern Ireland--a retrospective evaluation.},
  author={Mayyada Wazaify and Sean C. Kennedy and Carmel M. Hughes and James C McElnay},
  journal={Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={39-44}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES One major concern associated with misuse/abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) products is the potential for over-dosage. The aim of this research study was to evaluate, over a 3-month period, OTC medicine-related overdoses (those involving OTC drugs only and OTC drugs in combination with other drugs) that led to patients presenting at the Accident and Emergency (A & E) departments in four Belfast hospitals. METHODS A data collection sheet was designed to capture the… CONTINUE READING