Pill limits limit pill deaths
February 8, 2013 |
The Antenna team love pain relief – we have an entire exhibition on the subject. However there is a dark side to it…
Paracetamol, like a number of drugs, can cause death if an overdose is taken. Sometimes this is accidental, but sometimes, sadly, it’s a suicide.
Thankfully, researchers have found that paracetamol-related deaths have fallen by 43% in 11 years. They suggest the reason is that in 1998 the maximum number of pills in a packet was reduced to 32. This made it harder to buy enough to cause harm.
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