Meds committee calls for Gee’s Linctus to become prescription-only

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Meds committee calls for Gee’s Linctus to become prescription-only

Jonathan
Chilton Towle
man coughing - generic
Access to cough medicines may be more tightly restricted if a medicines classification recommendation goes ahead
If implemented, this will affect a wide range of medicine brands, including Benadryl, Codral, Coldrex, Dimetapp, Panadol Cold & Flu Relief, Robitu

Comments

FFS, Pharmacy needs products that work to sell to people who come in seeking help for their ailments. Why ban Gee’s Linctus from everyone when it’s only a very small number who are allegedly abusing it (if at all)?

So Medsafe intend to make law changes based, NOT upon evidence, but based upon "anecdotes", from "external sources?"  

What anecdotes?    Who is the mystery "external source" ?  

Is this really the appropriate method to change legislation in New Zealand?   Based upon "anecdotes"?  

my personal feeling is it should be pharmacist only.  we periodically get certain ethnic groups abusing it here (Cambridge, and to the point of removing it from shelves).