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Pack size restriction of mild analgesics sold as over-the-counter drugs in pharmacies in Denmark: preliminary register findings

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Mild analgesics are sold in all European countries, and some countries have observed increased contact with emergency departments due to overdose by these agents, especially paracetamol. There is significant evidence that restricting access to means is an effective suicide prevention strategy, and moreover controlling availability of analgesics has proven to be effective. The aim of the study was to investigate changes in numbers and rates of overdose before and after the pack size restrictio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Morthorst, B More by this author
Erlangsen, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
ORCID:
0000-0003-4985-5715
Dalhoff, KP More by this author
Nordentoft, M More by this author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-04-13
Acceptance date:
2017-02-07
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Pubs id:
pubs:720145
URN:
uri:8b263e03-cfac-41c7-b2c1-df28a89c1a8a
UUID:
uuid:8b263e03-cfac-41c7-b2c1-df28a89c1a8a
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pubs:720145

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