Real-time monitoring validated in latest Guild figures

9 million transactions recorded since MedsASSIST was first introduced

MedsASSIST has helped slash OTC codeine sales by 27% since its introduction, Pharmacy Guild figures suggest.


And the number of people seeking to buy OTC products containing codeine has dropped by nearly a quarter, the Guild says.

It was believed the increased checks through real-time monitoring had discouraged some people from inappropriately seeking codeine products, a spokesperson said.

“This suggests real-time monitoring has a deterrent factor in relation to inappropriate requests.

“However, it cannot be determined whether this