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Paracetamol recall: a natural experiment influencing analgesic poisoning

David Gunnell and Anthea Steans
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (11): 561-563.
Published online: 3 June 2002

To the Editor: In their recent article,1 Balit et al concluded "restriction of paracetamol-containing products may inadvertently increase poisoning with potentially more toxic agents". As manufacturers of one brand of ibuprofen tablets and the only brand of ibuprofen suspension in Australia, we would like to comment on the article and its conclusion.

  • David Gunnell
  • Anthea Steans

  • 1 Department of Social Medicine, Canynge Hall, Bristol, UK.
  • 2 Boots Healthcare Australia Pty Ltd, North Ryde, NSW.

Correspondence: d.j.gunnell@bristol.ac.uk

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