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Effect of withdrawal of co-proxamol on prescribing and deaths from drug poisoning in England and Wales: time series analysis.

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of the UK Committee on Safety of Medicines' announcement in January 2005 of withdrawal of co-proxamol on analgesic prescribing and poisoning mortality. DESIGN: Interrupted time series analysis for 1998-2007. SETTING: England and Wales. DATA SOURCES: Prescribing data from the prescription statistics department of the Information Centre for Health and Social Care (England) and the Prescribing Services Unit, Health Solutions Wales (Wales). Mortality data from the...

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10.1136/bmj.b2270

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
338
Issue:
7718
Pages:
b2270
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
Source identifiers:
168306
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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