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Singaporean pharmacist jailed for illegally selling 20,440 bottles of cough syrup
 

Singaporean pharmacist jailed for illegally selling 20,440 bottles of cough syrup

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William Woo Tat Meng was sentenced to eight months and three weeks in jail for selling almost 2500L of codeine-based cough syrup illegally - he is the first pharmacists to be convicted of the offence under the Poisons Act.
 
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9 Dec 2016 - General
 
It is an alert for HCPs and public who are dealing directly and indirectly with drug misuse. See the fellow selling for money and making public misuse moreover he is responsible for drug addiction. Codeine syrup costs about not more than 2 SD (INR 100) depending on brand, but he is selling at 20 SD meas for money sake he is doing. HSA officer did a good to expel this scam. HSA should ride other pharmacies and should check for this type of misuses. If we calculated the amount of codine he sold i...
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Codeine is known to be an opiate used to treat pain, as a cough medicine, and for diarrhea. It is typically used to treat mild to moderate degrees of pain. Its side effects may include breathing difficulties and addiction in prolonged use.There is a very thin line between working as a pharmacist and working as a drug dealer. This pharmacist has abused his position and had to be punished. The numbers of cough syrup bottles sold are mind-blowing. There should be zero tolerance policy with these cr...
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