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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Painkiller warnings 'may not prevent addiction'

Source: Telegraph

New hard-hitting warnings on common painkillers may not be strong enough to prevent people inadvertently becoming addicted, experts have warned.

From next year packets of pills which contain codeine, an opiate, will have to carry the prominent warning “can cause addiction. For three days use only”.

The new wording, agreed between the industry and The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), will appear on packets from next year.

Full story here

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Once again we have a problem with the 'wording' on boxes of pills and patient information leaflets.

It's simple really and I cannot quite grasp why the regulator and the industry have to work together on what should and should not be written.

How about this:

"Over 30,000 people have become addicted to painkillers containing codeine. When you become addicted you will find it extremely difficult to wean yourself off the drug. This may result in liver damage and/or death."

Plain and simple enough isn't it?

Memo to MHRA - Show some backbone because this pussy-footing around is beginning to get right on my tits!

Fid

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