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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(07)60631-X.

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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
Publication Type
Irish-related, Article
Drug Type
Prescription/Over the counter
Intervention Type
Prevention
Date
April 2007
Identification #
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(07)60631-X
Page Range
p. 1346
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
369
Number
9570
Notes
Letter to editor. Available to read on www.thelancet.com - (free) registration on the site may be required.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4266 (Available)

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