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1. Increase the age limit for purchasing analgesics and only allow sales via a chemist

Millions of people children and adults are allowed to buy analgesics too freely over the counter encouraging overdose and suicide.

Children as young as 14 are being allowed to buy 2 packs at a time over and over, at self service tills. Mainline tills prompt you to not sell more than 2 packs. The law needs to change as paracetamol alone can damage your liver with as little as 24 tablets.

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