Present restrictions are two packets only, this amounts to 32 tablets, 4 days for anyone in acute pain. Back pain can come on suddendly, last for a short or long period of time, for chronic suffererers a GP visit is not always helpful as often one or two weeks of pain tablets resolves the problem. The unavailability of purchasing pain tablets in larger quantities forces those with short term back problems, to visit a GP for a perscription. This cannot be cost effective.
Why does this idea matter?
In the long term money could be saved on our NHS drugs bill.