Use of paracetamol for suicide and non-fatal poisoning in the UK and France: are restrictions on availability justified?

@article{Gunnell1997UseOP,
  title={Use of paracetamol for suicide and non-fatal poisoning in the UK and France: are restrictions on availability justified?},
  author={D Gunnell and Keith Hawton and Virginia Murray and Robert Garnier and Chantal Bismuth and James Fagg and Sue Simkin},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={1997},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={175-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between the availability of paracetamol and its use for overdose and suicide. DESIGN Analysis of routinely collected information on time trends for paracetamol suicides, non-fatal overdoses, and sales. SETTING England and Wales and France. RESULTS There were strong correlations between trends in paracetamol sales in the UK and trends in non-fatal paracetamol overdose in Oxford between 1976 and 1993 (Spearman's r = 0.86; 95% confidence interval (CI… CONTINUE READING
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