Call for mandatory register of pseudoephedrine buyers

EXPERTS are calling for pharmacy registration of pseudoephedrine requests to be mandatory, after a man suffered a stroke when he consumed nearly two bottles of cough mixture.

In a letter to the Medical Journal of Australia, Dr Peter New and Dr Ajay Bharatula report the case of a middle-aged male truck driver who presented to the emergency department with a disabling hypertensive haemorrhagic stroke.

The authors, from the acute rehabilitation unit at Southern Health in Melbourne, said the man had been episodically ingesting