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A nation wide over-the-counter codeine ban

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A nation wide over-the-counter codeine ban with products such as Nurofen Plus and Panadeine will come into effect from February the 1st.

The Government say its to handle people's misuse of the drug.

But Pharmacist Phillip Jacobs from Plevey's Pharmacy in Bega, wants to reassure south coast residents the products aren't being banned, there is just a change in the way you can obtain codeine.

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