EDITORIAL: Medicines abuse worrying
5 days ago, 17:15
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) has done well to ban over-the-counter sale of cough-relieving medicines containing the addictive ingredient codeine. It means that one will now need a doctor’s prescription to buy these drugs. Mandera’s case is particularly worrying given that people were found to be using high doses of the drug to induce euphoria and drunken feelings rather than relieve cough. The sharp spike of growth in consumption from 20,000 annually to 430,000 in the 11 months to Novemb ...
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