Paracetamol and self poisoning

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6986.1072c (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1072
  1. John B Spooner
  1. Chairman Paracetamol Advisory Group, Paracetamol Information Centre, London SE1 2ND

    EDITOR,—Keith Hawton and colleagues' unsubstantiated comment that “prevention of fatal self poisoning with paracetamol is now an urgent issue” is not supported by information on fatal self poisoning.1 In England and Wales in 1992 the number of deaths due to overdoses of medicines was 1951, of which …

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