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Title: New rules for medicines with codeine (PDF file) (Links to English resource)
Summary: Since February 2018 you can only buy medicines with codeine with a prescription from your doctor. This is because codeine is an opioid medicine and should only be taken on the advice of a doctor or nurse.
Organisation: NPS MedicineWise (former National Prescribing Service)
Publishing date: June 2018
Last reviewed: May 2021
Target audience: General
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