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Withdrawal of co-proxamol: … and its withdrawal is illogical

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7515.515-d (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:515
  1. Matthew L Grove, consultant rheumatologist (matthew.grove@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk)
  1. Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields NE29 8NH

    EDITOR—Vaughan highlights the impact of withdrawal of co-proxamol on patients with rheumatoid arthritis.1

    Co-proxamol has been withdrawn because it was the parasuicide drug of choice. As a rheumatologist, I cannot recall any of my patients with arthritis taking overdoses of it: most of them are stoical people who bear their disease with great fortitude and …

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