Supplies of paracetamol-based drugs in local pharmacies have been running low since last month in Hong Kong. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Supplies of paracetamol-based drugs in local pharmacies have been running low since last month in Hong Kong. Photo: Yik Yeung-man

Regulations on sale of fever drugs could be difficult to enforce and ineffective in addressing shortages, Hong Kong pharmacists warn

  • Concerns have been raised on the need for restrictions on medicine sales, after health minister Lo Chung-mau warned curbs could be imposed
  • Introducing limits on each purchase will not stop people from stockpiling drugs, says William Chui, president of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists

Supplies of paracetamol-based drugs in local pharmacies have been running low since last month in Hong Kong. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Supplies of paracetamol-based drugs in local pharmacies have been running low since last month in Hong Kong. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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