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


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

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