Serious paracetamol overdoses TWICE as likely to happen in Britain as in the rest of Europe

BEN SPENCER, SCIENCE REPORTER FOR THE DAILY MAIL, PUBLISHED 28 May 2015

  • Paracetamol-linked liver failure, so severe a patient needs a transplant, happens in UK 8 times more than Holland, and twice as often as in France
  • Rates are 66 times higher in Britain than in Italy, new figures reveal
  • Study of 7 countries found only Ireland had worse rates than Britain

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3100642/Serious-paracetamol-overdoses-TWICE-likely-happen-Britain-rest-Europe.html

Paracetamol causes highest liver failure in British Isles

Louise Naughton, Published 28 May 2015

http://www.thepharmacist.co.uk/news/news-in-brief/paracetamol-induced-liver-failure-highest-in-british-isles/

UK paracetamol overdose rate ‘twice the European average’

Caroline Price, Published 29 May 2015

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/uk-paracetamol-overdose-rate-twice-the-european-average/20010101.article

UK paracetamol overdose rate ‘twice the European average’

Acute liver failure caused by paracetamol overdosing is twice as common in the UK as in other European countries, a study of data from the mid-2000s has revealed.

Caroline Price, Published 29 May 2015

http://rightsandwrongs.co.uk/quick-links/134-medical/25530-paracetamol-v-aspirin-is-all-about-profits

Large but unexplained variations in paracetamol-induced liver failure among European countries

29 May 2015

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/294604.php