Year: 1996 Source: Archives of Diseases in Childhood, v.75, no.3, (September 1996), p.194-198 SIEC No: 19970300

This study used a 1 page questionnaire among 1147 American & British adolescents. Although the majority of students recognized that sufficient quantities of paracetamol (an analgesic) could harm you, 58% of U.S. students and 41% of U.K. students overestimated the harmful dose. The authors suggest drug education programs in schools should address the dangers of over-the-counter medications, & recommend tighter control of the availability of paracetamol.