Why we must act on Australia's paracetamol poisoning problem

Most of us recommend or take paracetamol to reduce pain or fever. As far as medications go, it’s one we’re unlikely to associate with harm.


But in a study published today in the MJA, my colleagues and I reveal a concerning increase in paracetamol poisonings, and resulting liver damage, in Australia over the past decade.

In fact, paracetamol is actually the