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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
 
I agree with Madhubabu kaaja . Healthcare professionals should not be dealing with drug abuse or be involved in drug trafficking. We should be the role models in saying no to drugs. Cough sy...
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It is the first case I have read where a pharmacist is sentenced for selling excessive quantities of cough syrups containing codeine that has been labeled as poison under Poison Act. A very strict action along with mentioned sentence must be taken ag...
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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 10...
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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 ...
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