Tougher restrictions on over the counter codeine

This petition calls for much tougher restrictions to be placed on the sale of OTC (over the counter) codeine containing medicines such as Nurofen Plus and Co Codamol.

It calls for a system similar to the model used in Ireland, where a database is used to restrict repeat access to these medications and stop people buying them at multiple pharmacies and thus prevent addiction to codeine, and the health problems which arise as a result of overuse of ibuprofen and paracetamol also present in these medicines.

Make it mandatory for any pharmacy that stocks over the counter products containing codeine to put up a poster directing people who are addicted to codeine, onto local drug addiction help services.

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Created By

Cheryl Taylor

Created On

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Closing Date

Tuesday 11 November 2014

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