OTC Pholcodine Ban Coming To New Zealand
New Zealand will likely be the next country to ban sales of popular OTC dry cough treatment pholcodine following a safety alert issued by the World Health Organization.
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The World Health Organization has issued a safety alert warning regulators around the world about the potential dangers of pholcodine use following the withdrawal of the cough treatment in Europe and elsewhere.
By majority vote, the Heads of Medicines Agencies' CMDh has agreed to withdraw the marketing authorizations for all drugs containing pholcodine sold in the EU and European Economic Area countries.
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