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Public should know of efficacy of early hospital treatment of paracetamol overdose

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 26 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:255
  1. Gary Wannan, Senior house officer in psychiatrya,
  2. Elizabeth Fagan, Professorb
  1. a Maudsley Hospital, London SE5 8AZ
  2. b Section of Hepatology, Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

    Editor—In response to our editorial on paracetamol overdose1 Simon J Taylor argues that raising public awareness of drug toxicity will increase the number of deliberate paracetamol overdoses.2 We are not aware of any published research showing the impact of public education on preventing overdose. To our …

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