Submitted by Rebecca Selman on Friday 18th November 2022
Published on Wednesday 23rd November 2022
Current status: Open
Open until: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
Current Signatures: 25
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Prohibit the sale of over the counter medication to under 16s
I want something put in place so that there is a legal minimum age a person can buy over the counter medication as currently there is no law about this, and it is up to individual retailers whether to restrict the sale of medicines to children.
We believe that the current lack of legislation limiting the age at which people can buy over the counter medication puts children at risk, and that a minimum age of 16 should be set in law for buying over the counter medication.
I understand that some stores but in place their own rule that you have to be 16 to buy medicines and no more than 2 packs, but this is down to the individual store, and should be governed by legislation.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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