There were Coproxamol
tablets and a note by her side.
His death was blamed on an overdose of the powerful painkiller coproxamol
, which has since been banned.
Study leader Prof Keith Hawton, director of the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford University, said before the restrictions coproxamol
was responsible for a fifth of all drugrelated suicides.
Systematic overview of coproxamol
to assess analgesic effects of addition of dextropropoxyphene to paracetamol.
Dr Fisher, now of Cullompton, Devon, was in charge of the Yewdale Ward at the Cumbria hospital on September 22 2002 when it emerged Mr Weighman took 50 tablets of coproxamol
The court was told that at the time of her overdose of coproxamol
tablets in 2001, Mrs Burchell was suffering from post-natal depression.
The research follows closely on the heels of the Vioxx crisis and Coproxamol
warnings which were issued earlier this year and may concern many patients who may have switched to ibuprofen and other NSAIDs after concern was raised about Cox-2 inhibitors.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced the phased withdrawal of coproxamol
, amid concern about large numbers of fatal overdoses.
Lord Hutton concluded Dr Kelly had taken his own life - after cutting his left wrist and taking coproxamol
We have recovered a knife and an open packet of Coproxamol
tablets," the officer added.
A potentially lethal quantity of coproxamol
was found in her body during a post mortem examination.
The sharpest increase in drug-related deaths was caused by painkillers such as coproxamol
and codeine, with the number dying up 84pc to 401, researchers at St George's Medical School, London, found.