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).
Thank you for helping New Zealanders attempt to quit smoking with Champix® (varenicline tartrate) over the past decade.
Change is now coming.
From 12 December 2018, the Champix® brand will be replaced by Varenicline Pfizer (varenicline tartrate), and from 1 January 2019 Varenicline Pfizer will be fully funded.1