In Russia from July 2012 all drugs containing codeine will be dispensed from pharmacies by prescription.
This decision is due to the fact that many medicines that contain codeine, bought in pharmacies not their purpose, and for the preparation of substances causing euphoria and later drug dependence.
Codeine - alkaloid opium, which is produced from morphine. In small doses it is widely used as protivokashlevoe tool Central action. In high doses, codeine has a narcotic effect.
As stated by the chief psychiatrist of Russia Yevgeny Bryun, this will not entail any consequences for the health and financial well-being of pharmacies. Medicines with codeine are not vital, and financial well-being honest pharmacies will remain at the same level.
To generate income with this group of medicines is necessary to implement its cars and not for patients with symptoms of cough.
Yevgeny Bryun, called for tighter vacation codeine-content medicines and all medicines from pharmacies. All medications must be dispensed from pharmacies under the supervision of physicians and in the quantity needed for a course of treatment.