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United Kingdom legislation on pack sizes of analgesics: background, rationale, and effects on suicide and deliberate self-harm.

Abstract:

Following increasing concern in the UK about the mortality and morbidity associated with self-poisoning with analgesics, especially paracetamol (Tylenol, acetaminophen), legislation was introduced in 1998 to modify packs sold over-the-counter. The most important change was a reduction in the maximum size of packs. In this paper the background to the legislation, the rationale behind it, and its early impact are reviewed. The changes have had significant positive initial benefits on the mortal...

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Publisher copy:
10.1521/suli.32.3.223.22169

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Journal:
Suicide and life-threatening behavior
Volume:
32
Issue:
3
Pages:
223-229
Publication date:
2002
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EISSN:
1943-278X
ISSN:
0363-0234
URN:
uuid:bab790a2-a39b-47e4-a05d-fee09f7c6a32
Source identifiers:
168424
Local pid:
pubs:168424

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