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Prescription codeine is a ‘silly decision’

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has decided that products containing codeine will be available through prescription only from 2018.

But the National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia says it’s an unnecessary move with over 4.5million products were sold nationwide, only 2% were highlighted or refused sale.  

‘We think it’s a silly decision that the TGA’s made in reference to low dose codeine-containing products that are available over the counter now,’ George Tambassis said. 

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