Millions risk overdosing on paracetamol by ignoring the recommended daily limit

Millions risk overdosing on paracetamol by ignoring the recommended daily limit Nearly a quarter of adults taking paracetamol exceed recommended limit within a 24-hour periodThis can lead to an overdose and acute liver damageSome ignore the manufacturer's dosage instructionsOthers, particularly the elderly, forget how many tablets they have taken | UPDATED: 09:49 GMT, 31 May 2012 Millions of people are at risk of unintentionally overdosing on Britain's most popular painkiller, scientists have warned.

Antidote for cocaine overdose shows promise in lab tests

Back from the dead: Antidote for cocaine overdose shows promise in lab tests Treatment would reduce immediate effects of an overdose and prevent relapses soon after as antibodies remain in system for a few weeks | UPDATED: 08:55 GMT, 19 April 2012 Cocaine overdoses can have a devastating impact, causing kidney failure, strokes and even death.