Impact of acetaminophen product labelling changes in Canada on hospital admissions for accidental acetaminophen overdose

A population-based study

Accidental acetaminophen overdoses have increased in Canada and are associated with substantial morbidity and health care costs. In Canada, changes to product labels were implemented in October 2009 and September 2016, with the intent of communicating risks of overdose and facilitating product identification and safe use, respectively.

This study explored whether these changes affected rates of hospital admission for accidental acetaminophen overdose.

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