Under new laws proposed by John Key we’re going to need a prescription to get any cold medicine with pseudoephedrine in it.
Anyone who has found themselves coming down with a flu or cold as they run up to an important deadline will tell you there’s nothing like pseudoephedrine to get you across the line.
And now they want to make me go to the doctor to get it? That might be okay for old “rich prick” Key (who probably still gets house-calls!) but down here in the middle class it can take a week to get an appointment with your GP and if you’re working class then you’re going to be bloody lucky to have $50 spare just to stop a cold.
Even with Jim “no-fun” Anderton onboard Labour never went this far. This is nanny state bullshit at it finest.