Overdoses down?

Effects of legislation restricting pack sizes of paracetamol and salicylate on self poisoning in the United Kingdom: before and after study

Hawton et al, BMJ (2001); 322, 1203–1207.

Conclusion: Legislation restricting pack sizes of paracetamol and salicylates in the United Kingdom has had substantial beneficial effects on mortality and morbidity associated with self poisoning using these drugs.

Publisher link: BMJ

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.322.7296.1203

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