Our expert says:
Well, Codeine is related to Morphine, and people can indeed get addicted to it. There's little control over it's availability in SA, but in some countries it's much more strictly controlled.
Somebody who doesnt collect her meds herself, and uses different pharmacies each time, is indeed suspicious. And as you pay for the meds, you'll know if there is really any significant price difference between the different shops. So no, what you describe is hardly normal behaviour.
And if she is inded suffering from such constant severe headaches as to need so much strong pain-killing, she needs to see a doctor for assessment of the cause of such headaches. I wonder how she would respond to sympathy for her awful headaches, and a suggestion that she see a doctor to seek the cause of them, to try to stop them, rather than only relieving them.
Is there an HR person or division with whom you could discuss this on a strictly confidential basis ?
What do other readers think and suggest ?
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