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Mhaoláin, Aine Ní and Kelly, Brendan D and Breen, Eugene G and Casey, Patricia (2007) Legal limits for paracetamol sales. The Lancet , 369 , (9570) , p. 1346.

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In Ireland, there were 7933 recorded cases of drug overdose in 2004, of which 31% involved paracetamol.4 It is against the law for pharmacies in Ireland to sell more than 24 paracetamol (500 mg) tablets in a single transaction.5 In early 2007, we visited 20 pharmacies in Dublin and attempted to purchase amounts of paracetamol in excess of this legal limit: ten pharmacies allowed us to do so.


Item Type:Article
Date:April 2007
Page Range:p. 1346
Keywords:acetaminophen, AODR suicide mortality, Ireland, pharmacy offense, suicide prevention
Notes:Letter to editor. Available to read on www.thelancet.com - (free) registration on the site may be required.
Accession Number:HRB 4266 (Available)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Suicide prevention
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Over the counter drug (medicine / medication)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws > Drug laws

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