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BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:272

Painkiller linked with suicide to be withdrawn from UK: Coproxamol will be phased out of use in the United Kingdom over the next two years after advice from the Committee on Safety of Medicines. Full strength paracetamol is just as effective at relieving pain and less toxic, it says. Some 400 people die from overdoses of co-proxamol …

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