What can be done to reduce mortality from paracetamol overdoses? A patient interview study

S Simkin, K Hawton, N Kapur, D Gunnell

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Abstract

Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the most common self-poisoning agent in the UK and a leading cause of fatal hepatotoxicity. Following legislation in 1998 to limit pack sizes, beneficial effects on paracetamol-related mortality and morbidity were reported in England. However, there are still over 100 deaths a year and evidence of breaches of sales guidelines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-51
Number of pages11
JournalQJM
Volume105
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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