Nurofen and Panadol sales surge following codeine ban

Ibuprofen and paracetamol sales have risen exponentially in the last year This comes after the over-the-counter codeine ban introduced on February 1 Sales for Nurofen rose 45 per cent and panadol 24 per cent, New Daily reports 

By Nicole Pierre For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 03:17 GMT, 1 March 2018 | Updated: 03:22 GMT, 1 March 2018

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Ibuprofen and Paracetamol sales have risen exponentially from February 2017-18 since the codeine over-the-counter ban

Ibuprofen and Paracetamol sales have risen exponentially from February 2017-18 since the codeine over-the-counter ban

Nurofen and Panadol have been flying off the shelves after the over-the-counter codeine ban introduced last month.

The over-the-counter codeine ban was introduced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in a bid to curb drug abuse and addiction. 

Yet consumers are concerned of the ban's impacts one-month on, particularly issues with the retail stocks of alternative painkillers, Nurofen and Panadol, and the increased price of codeine.

One pharmaceutical supplier Chemist Discount Centre told The New Daily that sales for both ibuprofen

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