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Pharmacies

Age Limit For Aspirin

Published torsdag 26 mars 2009 kl 12.15

You’ll have to be 18 years or older if you want to buy non-prescription medication in Sweden when ordinary shops get to sell the drugs later this year. The Swedish government has now finalised its legislation, and will present it to parliament for a vote in the summer, with the changes due to come into effect by November.

At the moment all drugs, prescription and non-prescription, can only be sold in the state-run pharmacist’s chain Apoteket. The centre-right government wants to scrap the monopoly and as a part of the reforms will liberalise the sale of non-prescription drugs, which will be allowed to be sold in ordinary food stores, but in a separate section, away from the rest of the shop’s goods. But you’ll have to be at least 18 if you want to buy a headache pill or cough syrup.

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