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Paracetamol deaths decrease 'linked to pack limits'

Deaths from paracetamol overdoses fell by 43% in England and Wales in the 11 years since the law on pack sizes was changed, according to a study.

But the number of people taking paracetamol overdoses has not declined, says the Oxford University study published in the British Medical Journal.

In 1998, the government restricted pack sizes in the UK to 32 tablets in pharmacies and 16 in other shops.

Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 08 Feb
  • From the section Health