Removing codeine from pharmacy shelves
Data suggests it will prevent deaths
Codeine is the most widely available opioid pain medicine. In the UK, it can be purchased from your local pharmacy, usually in combination with paracetamol (e.g. Co-Codamol) or ibuprofen (e.g. Nurofen Plus). However, codeine is often misused and has caused dependence, addiction, and death.
Because codeine is sold over the counter in pharmacies, it’s ver…
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