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16 November 2011

Pharmacists mum on banned meds

Pharmacists were reluctant to comment on what the future holds for the dispensing of the recently-banned painkiller.

Pharmacists were reluctant to comment on what the future holds for the dispensing of Synap Forte, Lentogesic and Doxyfene. The sale of these medicines containing dextropropoxyphene (DPP) were banned by order of Judge Eberhardt Berelsmann in the Pretoria High Court yesterday.

The Times Live reported that Dischem's dispensary manager, Natasha Neveling, said that Synap Forte was still on their shelves – for now.  "As soon as we get the relevant information we will act accordingly to make sure we always comply," she said.

 

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