Cookie policy: This site uses cookies (small files stored on your computer) to simplify and improve your experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information please take a look at our terms and conditions. Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.

Join

Subscribe or Register

Existing user? Login

Extreme frustration

Return to PJ Online Home Page

The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 264 No 7102p952
June 24, 2000 Letters

Paracetamol

Extreme frustration

From Mr P. Walton, MRPharmS

SIR,-I was interested in your article entitled "Pack restrictions cut paracetamol overdoses" (PJ, June 17, p900). I wonder how many people threw themselves off bridges, or similar, due to extreme frustration at trying to obtain reasonable quantities of this drug for chronic illness? Thirty-two tablets represents four days' treatment for one person, or one day's treatment for a family of four, and even so, there are some pharmacists refusing to supply more than this, no matter what the circumstances are.

Philip Walton
Swinton, Manchester

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 20001954

Rate this article 

Click to rate

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

0 out of 5 stars

Have your say

For commenting, please login or register as a user and agree to our Community Guidelines. You will be re-directed back to this page where you will have the ability to comment.

Recommended from Pharmaceutical Press

RPS publications

Pharmaceutical Press is the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and is a leading provider of authoritative pharmaceutical information used throughout the world.

Visit rpharms.com

Search an extensive range of the world’s most trusted resources

Powered by MedicinesComplete
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Rate
  • Save
  • Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

Newsletter Sign-up

Want to keep up with the latest news, comment and CPD articles in pharmacy and science? Subscribe to our free alerts.