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Children (Purchase Of Drugs)

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will seek to introduce measures to prevent children under the age of 16 years from purchasing without prescription the drugs: Asproclear, Asprin, Phensic Disprin, Beechams Powders, Hedex, Coldrex, Anadin, Tramil, Venos and Vick Cough Mixtures, Haliborange, Febs, Paracodol, Pharmacin Bunion Lotion, Corn Salve, Veganin, Benelyn, Gees Linctus, Migraleve, Buttercup Cough Mixture, Anadin (maximum strength), Do-Do, Mucron, Karvol and Contact 400.

No. Several of the products listed are restricted to supervised sale in pharmacies, where their purchase by children is a matter for the professional judgment of the pharmacist. The remainder are medicines on the general sale list. Risks to children arising from general sale are taken into account before a product is included on the list.