• Life Matters,  Socio-Political

    Codeine Control

    As of today, the 1st February 2018, there is codeine control in Australia. We will join 26 other countries who have also introduced codeine control. If you want a painkiller that has codeine it will no longer be available over the counter (OTC) at the chemist. Pharmacists are little worried that some people may not have heard about the change. People will turn up and expect the pharmacist to hand them something stronger than paracetamol. To get a painkiller, stronger than paracetamol, a person will have to make a doctor’s appointment. There have been rumours of people stock-piling and there are good reasons for this for people who are sensible…