Impossible to control such products effectively. Information on such products should be available easily to the public but not the products themselves. It will begin the de-regulation of medicines and the transfer of stronger medicines back to POM. WIll we all then have to become prescribers?
These P meds (codeine products especially) are going to be stolen for sales in local pub!
Medicines that can be bought without any healthcare professional advice is seen by the public as 'safe', 'harmless'. They do not perceive it to be of harm if taken incorrectly or in combination with prescribed medication. Self-selection of medication will increase the likelihood of drug-interactions, adverse reactions, medication harms especially if the public has direct access to them without any advice/intervention from the pharmacist who specialise in medication. I have seen from experience that doctors or nurses do not have the scope of general medication knowledge plus pharmacist have unique skills that allow them to view medications at a different perspective to other healthcare professionals.
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