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BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 13 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f977

Pharmacists want ban on multi-buy deals on paracetamol: The UK Royal Pharmaceutical Society has called for legislation to stop retailers offering multi-buy deals on paracetamol, after research published by the BMJ last week showed that limiting paracetamol pack sizes had cut deaths from overdose of the drug.1 Voluntary guidelines exist, but the retailer Poundland contravened these in 2012 and continues to sell three packs for £1.

Doctors should advise cancer patients on lifestyle: A survey of 1200 patients with cancer and their close friends and family showed …

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