Tougher restrictions mooted for paracetamol

The TGA has commissioned an expert report into the OTC following high rates of poisoning

A TGA-commissioned expert report will consider if current restrictions around paracetamol are strong enough to prevent self-harm. 

An independent panel has been tasked with reporting on access to the painkiller and the current level of harm, amid ongoing concerns about the high prevalence of accidental and deliberate paracetamol poisoning in children and adults. 

“This report is intended to assist the TGA in considering whether any changes to the scheduling of paracetamol, including access or purchasing controls, may be warranted,”

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