‘Paracetamol problem’ linked to poisoning increase

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Paracetamol is commonly used to treat symptoms of pain or the flu, but if the medicine is taken in high dosages, the consequences can be dire.

In just ten years, the rate of paracetamol poisonings has increased by forty four per cent. Over 95,000 people across Australia have been admitted to hospital due to paracetamol poisoning, and 200 people have died. At the same time, liver injury due to paracetamol has doubled.

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