Calls For Tougher Paracetamol Controls Following Serious Spike In Overdoses

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2 September 2019

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Experts say it’s time access to paracetamol is restricted in Australia, following a serious spike in overdoses.

Between 2007 and 2017 nearly 100,000 Australians were treated after taking too much of the common painkiller. 

The number of tablets consumed by Australians increased by a third from 2004 to 2017 – and it’s the most common drug in overdoses.

 A paper published this week says the annual number over overdoses has increased by 44.3 per cent since 2007 – and the number of toxic liver diseases has doubled.

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