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Aboriginal people at risk from over-the-counter painkillers

Greater education on the use of over-the-counter painkillers is needed for Aboriginal people to avoid potential health risks, according to new research.

The study found that few of the Aboriginal people interviewed were aware of the dangers of paracetamol overuse. Most were also unaware of the serious implications of taking painkillers with other medications, or using multiple painkillers at once.

The findings suggest that more culturally and linguistically appropriate information needs to be provided from doctors, pharmacists and Aboriginal health workers.

Read more at University of Adelaide

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