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post #1 of 10 Old 05-14-2010, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Medicine/Antibiotics

Random, but does anyone know of any laws regarding selling medicine/antibiotics to minors? Anything really, from advil to allergy medicine, just the stuff you grab off the shelf at the drug store. I'm curious is all (and I need allergy medicine that my parents wont buy me, because they don't have allergies and want me to suffer through, yaaaay), and does any one know where I can find out? Canadian laws would be ideal.
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-14-2010, 09:15 PM
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im in canada... If its not behind the counter im pretty sure anyone with the money can buy it... but im not actually sure... that's just a guess, biut it doesnt make much sense to me, lol. :]

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I know some of the off-the-shelf stuff is pretty strong, and I wouldn't want some of the people I know getting ahold of it, but I didn't think so either.
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I know in the US, they made some new regulations about the potency and whatnot....some of the behind the counter stuff is still considered "OTC" and anyone can buy it. However, in an effort to be PC, some companies like Wal-Mart made it so that minors could only buy certain medications. They can't buy cough syrup and certain quantities of other medications.

Unfortunately I don't know about Canada!
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what kind of allergies do you have and what are your symptoms?
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Well earlier in the day we were in the park, lots of flowers and plants and stuff, my eyes were watering, nose stuffed and I was non-stop sneezing, and then that 10x worse while I was unloading hay. Just lovely.
A couple of other people that don't usually have bad allergies were particularly bad today, something in the air, gah.

Sambam... I'll try to find the exact regulations somewhere for Canada, I'm also just interested just because/just incase.
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Many (perhaps all) states in the US have laws about allergy/cold products that contain pseudoephedrine (e.g. Sudafed) because it is used to make methamphetamine. They are OTC products, but even adults have to show ID and sign a log book.

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If you don't want to pay, or pay very little and get something appropriate for your situation go to your family doctor. He may give you a prescription at least and may even give you samples for free. My doc does this because my hubby and I are self employed, so no benefits. If your parents have benefits through work they will be able to claim your prescription and pay little to nothing. The joy of being Canadian - free health care! Well, not free if you look at the taxes we pay, but hey...better than a kick in the arse.

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allergy medicine is pretty cheap for the sneezing kind of allergy, not the asthma kind. Sudafed or Claritin on the shelf anyone can buy.
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I know in the US, they made some new regulations about the potency and whatnot....some of the behind the counter stuff is still considered "OTC" and anyone can buy it. However, in an effort to be PC, some companies like Wal-Mart made it so that minors could only buy certain medications. They can't buy cough syrup and certain quantities of other medications.

Unfortunately I don't know about Canada!
What medicines are you only allowed to buy in certain quantities? And what happens if you are a minor living on your own, do you have some random person buy it for you?


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