Codeine may be placed on higher schedule

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JOHANNESBURG - Medicine containing codeine may be placed on a higher schedule.

Health Minister Joe Phaahla says he will ask the Health Products Regulator to look into the matter.

READ: Codeine addiction on the rise in SA

It comes after a study found there is an alarming increase in codeine addiction in the country.

The medication is used to treat pain and is often available over-the-counter.

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