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BMJ should use “paracetamol” instead of “acetaminophen” in its index

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:689
  1. Nick Bradley, General practitioner
  1. Ide Lane Surgery, Alphington, Exeter EX2 8UP

    EDITOR,—One drug is notably absent from C F George's editorial on the naming of drugs.1 Paracetamol is widely used for pain and fever from cradle to grave. It is also the substance most commonly taken in deliberate self poisoning,2 causing 150 deaths a year in Britain.3 It is a medicine that people travelling abroad take with them or buy when they get to their destination, so everyone should …

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