Relative toxicity of analgesics commonly used for intentional self-poisoning: A study of case fatality based on fatal and non-fatal overdoses.

Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK; Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Analgesics are used most frequently in fatal and non-fatal medicinal self-poisonings. Knowledge about their relative toxicity in overdose is important for clinicians and regulatory agencies.

Keywords

Analgesics,Self-poisoning,Suicide,Toxicity,

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