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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Calls for pharmacists and prescribers to collaborate on medication hoarders

    Calls for pharmacists and prescribers to collaborate on medication hoarders


    A University of Otago study has found many households stockpile paracetamol - whether they need it or not.

    A second study by the same researcher found most calls to the National Poisons Centre in 2018 were about children ingesting the drug.

    Researcher Eeva-Katri Kumpula says there's no benefit to keeping meds - especially when they've expired.

    She says pharmacists could ask people if they have expired stock at home, and offer to safely dispose of it.

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