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04 May 2011

Three months to change pain meds

The Medicines Control Council has given a three-month grace period to remove medicines containing the pain-relieving ingredient dextropropoxyphene from the market.

The Medicines Control Council (MCC) has given a three-month grace period to remove medicines containing the pain-relieving ingredient dextropropoxyphene from the market, a spokesman said.

The MCC resolved on April 14-15 to withdraw the medication due to safety risks.

 

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