Suicides involving co-proxamol fell dramatically after withdrawal in UKBMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3255 (Published 09 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3255
- Zosia Kmietowicz
The withdrawal of the analgesic co-proxamol in the United Kingdom in 2005 has led to a dramatic reduction in the numbers of suicides and accidental poisonings involving the drug, without an increase in deaths involving other analgesics, a study has found.
In the six years from 2005 there were 600 fewer suicides and cases of accidental poisoning in England and Wales involving co-proxamol than would have been expected had the drug still been available.1 On average …
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