OTC Medicines From Pharmacist/Chemist

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  1. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    Here in the uk it has been law for some time that you can only purchase a maximum of 16 paracaetamols or any OTC pills to help prevent people OD-ing

    Does this law apply in other countries or is it just a uk issue?

    (OTC: Over The Counter as opposed to POM (Prescription Only Medicine)
     
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  2. Freya

    Freya Loves SF Staff Member ADMIN

    This is just a UK issue - and you can buy two packs of "any product containing paracetamol" usually. Some stores have a 32 rule and will only let you buy one pack if it has 32 in it. However, since you can simply go to the next store and buy more it is a ludicrous rule.
     
  3. NYJmpMaster

    NYJmpMaster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    In the US you can walk into any store and buy the bulk bottles of 500 Tylenol (Paracetamol). I have never seen a statistic showing it increased the number of OD's so it is more of a safety from accidental over ingestion than deliberate I believe.
     
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