Letter: Free to overdose
Tuesday 10 November 1998
As an ENT theatre sister at Kings College Hospital, I cannot count the times we had to tracheostomise young girls, from the liver failure unit, who had taken overdoses of paracetemol after a tiff with their boyfriend, with exam worries, or just when they wanted someone to notice them.
The availability of Paracetomol in small quantities will hopefully do much to end these tragic and avoidable deaths. I am amazed that S Antczak (letter, 9 November) puts his freedom above other people's lives.
JUDY MEWBURN RGN
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