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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
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
369
Number
9570
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.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4266 (Available)

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