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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
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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4985-5715
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Host title:
37th International Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT 2017)
Journal:
37th International Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT 2017) More from this journal
Publication date:
2017-04-13
Acceptance date:
2017-02-07
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Pubs id:
pubs:720145
UUID:
uuid:8b263e03-cfac-41c7-b2c1-df28a89c1a8a
Local pid:
pubs:720145
Source identifiers:
720145
Deposit date:
2018-08-06

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