I would like to see the current restrictions on the purchase of everyday painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, removed.
Why does this idea matter?
Having a recurrent back problem, I sometimes need to take painkillers to enable me to function. I am unable to buy more than one packet of tablets containing16 in any one transaction. Conforming to the advice and dosage given, these would last 2 days, which is insufficient, when my problem can last for a week or ten days before I am back to normal. I do not need to take up a valuable visit to the doctor for a prescription. I usually know exactly what the problem is and how to treat myself. I am quite happy to pay for what I need as it is relatively cheap and is on sale everywhere. The problem comes when I want to buy enough tablets to last the length of time for which I need them. I am then treated as if I am not to be trusted not to take all the tablets together and as if, at the age of 64, having had my condition since I was 20, I have suddenly lost my reason. I find this nannying totally abhorant.