Convenience or negligence – Sh
Health Bureau plans to open up non-prescription drugs – cold, stomach and diarrhea medicine - for sale in convenience stores has come up against strong criticism from pharmacist associations who point to the clear labeling on the top of the medicines, “Use as directed by a medical practitioner”. Pharmacist associations insist that with medicines sold unrestricted without professional instruction it is impossible to guarantee safety.
So called, non-prescription medicines include common cold remedies and pain relief tablets as well as nasal remedies, stomach remedies, medicine for diarrhea and insect repellants – with such a huge cross-spectrum just how can one differentiate? As long as the top is labeled “Use as directed by a medical practitioner”, it is considered a non-prescription medicine. This issue of openly selling non-prescription drugs seems set to cast a net of confusion over all parties involved, and is sure to give rise to a wave of conflicting opinions.
Convenience or negligence – Should convenience stores sell medicines (by CJ Hua)
方便VS随便 超商药不药？ ( 黄郁淇 )